Tag Archives: ar

Inside the Newsroom: Media Talk Tech with VentureBeat, Wired and Fast Company

Organized by PRSA

On July 26, a handful of 10Fold crew members joined the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Chapters of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for the “Inside the Newsroom: Media Talk Tech” panel event with Fast Company, Wired, and VentureBeat.

Panelists included:

 Jason Wilson, Managing Editor, VentureBeat

 David Pierce, Senior Staff Writer, WIRED

 Sean Captain, Tech Editor, Fast Company

Below is a collection of insights, trends, and other interesting thoughts by 10Fold’s own Drew Smith, Jordan Tewell, Webbo Chen, Katrina Cameron and Kyra Tillmans following the event.

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Virtual Reality…What’s Next?

These buzzwords are top-of-mind in today’s technology landscape, and it was no surprise that the first panel question regarded these hot topics. When Jason Wilson of VentureBeat called for a show of hands on how many audience members regularly used voice assistance, the number of hands was noticeably few. Despite all the buzz surrounding AI (i.e. in voice assistants, like Siri or Amazon Alexa) there is still a long way to go. The panelists noted that, for example, voice assistance users tend to use those features for only the things they know work well, showcasing the disparity between where the day-to-day benefits of AI voice assistance currently stand and where they could/should be.

Another salient point that David made was the different growth trajectories of augmented reality versus virtual reality. AR will improve quickly, he noted, while VR is more likely to just chug along. This might come as a surprise, as VR is typically viewed as the more “futuristic” innovation.

Trends of the Media-scape

The panelists agreed the intersection of technology and politics is a big trend on everyone’s mind. It was much easier to separate the two in the past, but now reporters who cover cyber security are often times writing about national security too. The intersection of technology and politics matter now more than ever, and we should address this when talking strategy internally and with our clients.

David made an interesting comment about video journalism. At Conde Nast (parent company of Wired), they want to ensure that video isn’t treated as a bolt-on, and they’ve started to consider video as one of the primary channels when they’re determining what goes where during their editorial meetings. Instead of slapping on video at the end of everything, reporters are putting significant thought into which platform is best – i.e. a 2,000-word feature, a photo essay, or maybe even a Snapchat video. It raises the question for PR pros to determine which avenue is best to take for which story and set expectations accordingly. Not everything will be a full-length feature story these days.

Via the Twitter hashtag #MediaTechTalk, attendees posed a question about non-Silicon Valley tech hotbeds. The panel agreed on Pittsburgh as a favorite, which wasn’t wholly surprising, because the Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Tri-State region is becoming widely known as an area of innovation. However, Fargo came as a surprise. And David made a good point of thinking about the world outside of the U.S., because all too often we have proximity bias – especially when you’re based in Silicon Valley like we are!

Tips by the Media for the Media

Sean from Fast Company continually reiterated the importance of clicks/views in judging how successful an article was. He and his editors clearly pay a lot of attention to this in a rapidly changing media landscape. Ultimately, what readers think is most important for both reporters and PR folks alike. Reporters approach stories they’re pitched by gauging whether their readers will care in order to gain as many eyeballs as possible. In tech PR, companies like to focus on news developments and its impact on the broader landscape rather than the personalities behind the tech. Instead of product launch stories, technology reporters are interested to learn about the human side of the story. As an example, David brought up a feature story on employees who were affected by Dropbox dropping AWS. The topic was very dry, and David didn’t expect it to do as well as it did. Yet, by adding in the human element, the story became one of his most popular reads to date.

As PR professionals, we can help orchestrate these stories by doing background interviews with our clients to develop a narrative that will resonate well with readers. Who is the main character in the story? It’s important to remember that if you have interesting execs, you should flesh out their bios/background and occasionally lead with that when approaching media.

As a final takeaway, all the panelists mentioned that they’d love to have more conversations with both PR folks’ clients – and the PR people themselves – that have no agenda whatsoever. Not many PR people would propose a “no agenda briefing” to a journalist – if only because that’s not likely to hook the journalist – but I’d be interested to see the results from the brave PR pro who does this.

Journalists and PR professionals agree that the media landscape is changing actively and dramatically. Events like the Media Tech Talks are a great way to engage with the media, understand their thinking and likewise share your own. A big “thank you” to PRSA for putting it together! 10Fold is looking forward to the next one.

By Kyra Tillmans

(Contributions from Drew Smith, Jordan Tewell, Webbo Chen, and Katrina Cameron)

Enjoy your read? Check out our other content here.

Augmented Reality

Technology Insights: Augmented Reality

Use of AR in Major Business Verticals                                                                  

Augmented Reality (AR) enhances real-time, real-life experiences by inserting superimposed virtual graphics, audio, and other interacting sense enhancements into a real-world environment. AR has been in the public eye for quite some time (remember Iron Man’s high-tech suit?), but recently received a lot of attention because of popular consumer applications. Pokémon Go took the world by storm last summer and brought AR technology to a mass audience. Today, tech giants like Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram are continuing the push, and it shows as industry forecasters predict that by 2020 the market worth for AR will reach $100 billion.

But where exactly will Augmented Reality fit in? Like Virtual Reality (VR), the industry has a hard time getting traction outside of niche markets. Because of this, analysts are predicting that the enterprise AR market will lead the consumer market, driven by the need to improve safety, productivity and efficiency. What are the business use cases for enterprises? Which verticals will benefit the most? And how does that relate to improving our future?

Current Business Use Cases of AR

Eric Abburzzese, research analyst at ABI Research, expects adoption to split between several verticals including education, gaming, healthcare, industrial and retail. He expects “revenues to primarily favor the healthcare and industrial verticals, owning approximately 54 percent of the market, thanks to more progressive technology adoption habits along with strong use case applicability.”

Industrial

Using AR to overlay instructions can potentially reduce error rates in manufacturing assembly. One industry that would benefit greatly from this is field service management (FSM), according to Coresystems. Coresystems, an FSM software provider, imagines service technicians with specialized AR headsets, who will have all the information they need for an installation/repair on a heads-up display. No more fumbling around for a laptop or tablet in the middle of a project. AR would also connect onsite technicians with more experienced engineers back at HQ who can visually supervise and troubleshoot more difficult issues. With that, the use of AR boosts the key field service metrics of first-time fix rates and average repair time. It also benefits staff training and skills shortages, especially as devices trend toward IoT and more advanced technology.

Healthcare/Education

Medical education is another area where AR can make a difference, as AR can assist in the training of employees or students at any level. AR can deliver an immersive, multi-sensory experience that’s more effective than lectures or flashcards, leading to more in-depth training and increased speed to mastery.

Retail

As far as e-commerce possibilities, Augmented Reality technology can create a three-dimensional shop that virtually replicates the experience of shopping in a traditional store. Customers could try an item before buying it, which would improve the customer experience and reduce costly returns. Warby Parker (an American prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses retailer) is a great example of this model, as they allow customers to try on frames virtually via webcam using AR technology.

Transportation

With the use of AR and GPS, driving navigation can be superimposed on your field of view within your vehicle while looking at the road. This could reduce distracted driving accidents caused by looking down at a phone or in-vehicle navigation system.  Several concept cars already integrate this kind of technology, and companies like Garmin are trying to achieve similar results with their Head-up Displays (HUDs).

Looking Ahead

So, what’s next? The term “mixed reality” has come up, both when discussing use cases, as well as general industry discussions. Mixed Reality (or Merged Reality) builds on Augmented Reality by adding elements of VR and allows for both interaction and manipulation of both the physical and virtual environment.Google and Microsoft are big-name players getting in the game early, and the results are very promising. Check out Microsoft’s HoloLens demo of a NASA simulation of walking on the surface of Mars (video).

As VR, AR and MR industries are developing and finding their place in the market, it will be interesting to see which new business use cases arise. From manufacturing to healthcare to gaming, there are a lot of opportunities and no doubt will we see great things in the near future!

 

By Kyra Tillmans

Trends 2017: Big Data Adds Big Intelligence and Bigger Learning

While it’s too early to say that Big Data is all grown up, it is mature enough to have spawned a number of new and very interesting offspring. As Gartner analyst Betsy Burton explained in late 2015 when she removed Big Data from the firm’s Hype Cycle, “Big Data has quickly moved over the peak of inflated expectations and has become prevalent in our lives across many hype cycles.”

Big Data is now a fundamental basis of several emerging technologies including the IoT, self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning, and augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR). It has moved beyond elemental data into more sophisticated areas such as image recognition and correlation, and natural language querying systems such as AI-based personal assistants.

The Big Data category is evolving so rapidly it’s difficult to say where it will be at year’s end but strong trends are evident. 10Fold has a dedicated Big Data team that has been driving and closely tracking its evolution, and below is a short list of some of the important trends we see for 2017.

Data Democratization

Delivering ease of use and understandable analytics to people who are not data engineers or scientists is evidence of the industry’s maturity, a key to its growth, and increases ROI via simplification. Improvements in data processing and cloud apps and services, including BDaaS and STaaS, have delivered simple and sometimes free tools that make Big Data results easier to access. The cloud is now the main means of implementing most Big Data initiatives, allowing users to specify the needed storage and compute by spinning up databases for apps and data warehouses in mere minutes, at minimal cost, and without the all the previous physical hassles of configuration. This year and the coming decade will see more from the next level of data democratization, and one that is born of Big Data itself, with VR- and AR-based data interaction capabilities providing an immersive and further simplified experience.

IoT, Big Data – and Blockchain?

IoT perfectly exemplifies Big Data, delivering constant generation of unstructured data from a variety of sources. IoT is hot, but it also expands the attack surface among a variety of new vectors. Interestingly, media and analysts alike see blockchain technology growing beyond its financial origins to impact Big Data and as a potential remedy for IoT’s security issues. Blockchain’s relevance comes from its distributed ledger capabilities that hasten communications, its encryption, and from its unalterable nature. If these capabilities can be successfully applied to IoT and across other distributed Big Data systems, then not only will they speed and improve performance, but will greatly reduce risks.

AI Continues Learning

According to IDC’s 2017 predictions, “by 2019, 40 percent of digital transformation initiatives and 100 percent of IoT initiatives will be supported by AI capabilities.” AI provides timely analytics from Big Data and is especially useful with unstructured data by rapidly sifting through and identifying which data are most relevant for specific use cases. AI has morphed into a variety of new applications including machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, cognitive computing, image recognition, speech recognition and natural language processing just to name a few.

Feeding Big Data’s analytic output back into the system so the database learns from itself creates an iterative process that is the main tenet of machine learning, with AI hastening that process. Cognitive solutions that leverage AI are particularly useful by providing explanations, recommendations, and informing future actions or outcomes via their predictive nature.

While the predictive nature of these solutions positively impacts a variety of industries, it is especially useful in the most critical area to us all—healthcare. Using AI and other learning technologies to harness Big Data sources such as genomic sequencing, imaging analytics, medical devices (IoT), and data from medical records can deliver decision support capabilities enabling: health risk predictions; prevention of hospital readmissions; and faster decisions for improved patient outcomes. As proof of its importance, industry giants including Microsoft, SAP, Dell Services, IBM, Google and others have invested heavily in healthcare with the goal of applying machine learning strategies to complex problems such as cancer research.

Better Than Humans and Accelerating

Recently published results from experiments at Google’s Brain and DeepMind artificial intelligence research groups, OpenAI, MIT and UC Berkeley indicate AI software can design machine-learning systems with better results than those designed by humans. This has powerful implications such as: reducing market demand/stress for AI engineers that are in low supply; accelerating the pace at which machine-learning software is deployed; and reducing the amount of required data consumed for a system to perform (learn) a task well—with the last two further accelerating the pace of machine-learning’s evolution.

The pace of innovation enabled by Big Data and its various intelligent and self-learning spawn is so rapid and widespread that its outcomes may be impossible for mere humans to predict, though perhaps AI and the learning systems themselves will have an answer soon. One thing is for sure, at this pace we won’t have to wait long for the results.

STORAGE

trainer_storage_icon_600x600 Cloud storage is a model where the digital data is stored in logical pools and the physical storage spans multiple servers and locations. Most companies deploy a hybrid data storage infrastructure combining traditional self-managed and cloud storage providers managed data repositories. 10Fold Communications has a team of Storage media specialists and proudly represents the following companies in this high-tech space


Present Clients

Headquartered in Poway, California, Apricorn provides hardware-based 256-bit encrypted external storage products to companies and organizations that require high-level protection systems. All Apricorn Aegis drives are encrypted and authenticated exclusively by its own onboard keypad and internal hardware where there is never any software involvement in the security parameters, establishing Apricorn technology as the standard for data security. <Read More>


 Based in San Mateo, California, Cloudian is the leader in enterprise object storage systems. The company turns information into insight with an infinitely scalable platform that consolidates, manages and protects enterprise data. Cloudian Enterprise Object Storage brings cloud technology and economics to the data center with uncompromising data durability, intuitive management tools and the industry’s most compatible S3 API. Cloudian and its ecosystem partners help Global 1000 customers simplify unstructured data management today, while preparing for the data demands of AI and machine learning tomorrow. <Read More>


CloudvElxoCloudVelox is the first company to automate key discovery, blueprinting, provisioning and synchronization processes that enable hybrid cloud operating models for physical and virtual workloads, including pilot light DR, cloud migration and cloud Dev/Test. Critical network and security services are extended into the cloud with a high level of automation to enhance security and compliance. Data in motion and at rest are secured. Customers report substantial increases in agility and reductions in capital and operating expenses. www.cloudvelox.com  twitter @CloudVelox


 Panasas is the performance scale-out NAS leader for unstructured data, driving industry and research innovation by accelerating workflows and simplifying data management. ActiveStor® appliances leverage the patented PanFS® storage operating system and DirectFlow® protocol to deliver performance and reliability at scale from an appliance that is both easy to manage and deploy. The firms storage is optimized for the most demanding workloads in fields ranging from life sciences, media and entertainment to energy, government as well as education opportunities, and has been deployed in more than 50 countries worldwide.


The Workboard SaaS Solution transforms an antiquated approach to strategy alignment and progression into a dynamic, data-driven practice augmented by analytics and intelligence. It helps organization iterate, measure and achieve their strategy at market speed.


Past Clients

client - logo - exablox Exablox is the company re-imagining storage. Exablox solves businesses’ runaway storage costs and information management nightmares by providing a scale-out cloud-based management solution that is both affordable and easy to use. OneBlox is an inclusive storage offering that combines an elegant hardware architecture and integrated, enterprise-grade software, including continuous data protection, inline deduplication and disaster recovery. Founded in 2010, Exablox is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and backed by leading Silicon Valley venture firms. www.exablox.com twitter @Exablox


eoriginaleOriginal, Inc., founded in 1996, is the standard for eAsset® Management services for any business that needs the ability to verify secure, legally compliant and enforceable electronic asset documentation. eOriginal provides the maintenance, control and use of critical documents that have an intrinsic value, such as negotiable instruments, in a fully electronic environment, storing and protecting these assets throughout their entire lifecycle, including post signature execution. By maintaining the authenticity of original documents, the identity of the signatories, and the integrity of the content, eOriginal provides customers with the capability to realize the true benefits of fully electronic transactions and the resulting business process improvements. www.eoriginal.com twitter @eOriginal


client - logo - ironkey_imationIronKey solutions meet the challenge of protecting today’s mobile workforce, featuring secure USB solutions for data transport and mobile workspaces. The IronKey line includes the world’s leading hardware encrypted USB drives, PC on a Stick™ workspaces for Windows To Go, and cloud-based or on-premise centralized secure device management solutions. IronKey is the mobile security portfolio of Imation Corp. www.ironkey.com twitter @IronKeySecurity


PW Portworx creates software-defined infrastructure for containerized applications. Portworx PWX enables the rapid deployment of stateful, distributed applications into production. With PWX, applications can be scaled rapidly without IT intervention. DevOps can provision storage to containers in an automated and container-centric way. This eliminates infrastructure tweaking and custom script writing that delay production deployment and scaling. Portworx solutions allow companies to become more agile and deliver innovation faster by bridging the worlds of enterprise application development, delivery, and production with the emerging containerized toolchain and DevOps culture. Portworx has a founding team that previously created the storage optimization company Ocarina Networks, acquired by Dell in 2010, and the team includes veterans from a range of enterprise vendors, including F5, Citrix, and Microsoft. <Read More>


violinViolin Memory transforms the speed of business with high performance, always available, low cost management of critical business information and applications. Violin’s All-Flash optimized solutions accelerate breakthrough CAPEX and OPEX savings for building the next generation data center. Violin’s Flash Fabric Architecture (FFA) speeds data delivery with chip-to-chassis performance optimization that achieves lower consistent latency and cost per transaction for Cloud, Enterprise and Virtualized mission-critical applications. Violin’s All-Flash Arrays and Appliances, and enterprise data management software solutions enhance agility and mobility while revolutionizing datacenter economics. www.violin-memory.com twitter @ViolinMemory


BIG DATA

trainer_storage_icon_600x600Big Data is an all-encompassing term for any collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using traditional data processing applications. The challenges include analysis, capture, curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, and privacy violations. 10Fold Communications has a team of Big Data media specialists and proudly represents the following companies in this high-tech space:

Present Clients

Aspire Ventures cultivates ambitious ideas and turn them into companies through collaboration and continuous learning. Rigorous process and community IP pool accelerate development and aid their companies to grow and thrive. Teams of data scientists, developers, entrepreneurs, designers, and other professionals work collectively in interwoven projects that enable an effective nurturing of ideas that let experts achieve more with less. Founder and CEO Essam Abadir is an MIT graduate who has founded several of the earliest technologies and companies in digital advertising, cloud storage, video on demand, music streaming, and mobile app platforms. <Read More>


Trainer Communications - BigData Client - BluedataBlueData is a stealth start-up building the first true Big Data private cloud for the Enterprise. By transforming the way enterprises provision, manage and run their Big Data infrastructure, BlueData enables companies to get the same value out of their Big Data as companies like Google, Facebook and Yahoo are currently achieving, but at a fraction of the cost and with far fewer resources—human and compute.  www.bluedata.com


FogHorn is a leading developer of “edge intelligence” software for industrial and commercial IoT applications. FogHorn’s software platform brings the power of machine learning and advanced analytics to the on-premise edge environment enabling a new class of applications for advanced monitoring and diagnostics, asset performance optimization, operational intelligence and predictive maintenance use cases. FogHorn’s solutions are ideally suited for OEMs, systems integrators and end customers in vertical markets such as manufacturing, power and water, oil and gas, mining, transportation, healthcare, retail, as well as Smart Grid, Smart City and Smart Car applications. <Read More>


 FreeWave Technologies is a wireless networking solution provider that supports a wide range of industrial and military applications by providing wireless M2M and Internet of Things wireless networking solutions. Its goal is to help its customers transmit mission-critical data via secure, highly reliable licensed and license-free M2M communications solutions.


iQor provides global customer interaction and product support solutions in 18 countries. 40,000 employees solve client’s most strategic problems by partnering with many of the world’s best-known brands to deliver product and customer support solutions that span the consumer value chain, from customer care and receivables management to product diagnostics and repair services. iQor’s award-winning technology, logistics and analytics platforms enable the firm to measure, monitor and analyze brand interactions, improve business process and find operational efficiencies that lead to superior outcomes for our partners across the customer and product lifecycles. <Read More>


Reputation.com helps large organizations with hundreds or thousands of consumer-facing locations ensure that their star ratings and reviews reflect the truth about the service they provide. Businesses also gain valuable insights at the local level that will give them the information they need to make operational changes that will ultimately maximize customer retention and revenue. <Read More>


Veriflow is the first networking company to use continuous network verification to eliminate network outages and vulnerabilities. The company was created by a team of computer science professors and Ph.D. students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Menlo Ventures, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense. <Read More>


Past Clients

interanaInterana’s mission is to give people a clear picture of their business so they can make the best data informed decisions. We do this by delivering a fast, event based analytics solution for visual and interactive exploration to understand how customers behave and products are used. www.interana.com twitter @InteranaCrop


LSVPLightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors. Over the past two decades, the Lightspeed team has backed and helped build more than 200 companies globally, many of which have become market leaders. The Firm currently manages over $3 billion of committed capital and is currently investing out of Lightspeed X, a $635 million fund and Lightspeed Select, a $430 million fund. Our team invests in the U.S. and internationally, with investment professionals and advisors in Silicon Valley and Israel as well as in India with Lightspeed India Partners and China with Lightspeed China Partners. www.lsvp.com twitter @lightspeedvp


mariadbMariaDB Corporation is a recognized leader in open source database solutions for SaaS, and on-premises applications that require high availability, scalability, and performance. Built by the founder and core engineering team behind MySQL, with 400 collective years of MySQL-related experience, MariaDB is the database that powers billions of users on sites like Wikipedia. Moreover, MariaDB is the new “M” in LAMP, having displaced MySQL as the default database in the Red Hat and SUSE Linux distributions. MariaDB is also included in Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Rackspace and other cloud stacks, and it is the database of choice for IBM POWER8. MariaDB has more 2 million users globally and 500 customers in more than 45 countries, including global brands such as HP, Wikipedia, Deutsche Telekom, Virgin Mobile, and Booking.com. www.mariadb.com twitter @mariadb


plumgridFounded in 2011, by experts in networking, security, and scalable systems PLUMgrid is headquartered in the Silicon Valley and has sales and development offices around the world. PLUMgrid is backed by US Venture Partner, Hummer Winblad, Longworth Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and Swisscom Ventures. From the beginning PLUMgrid strived to reenvision how the IO infrastructure of the data center. The focus is on networking complexities of the cloud world and how to simplify the creation of applications without relying on operations teams to deliver complex changes in the infrastructure. www.plumgrid.com twitter @PLUMgrid


client - logo - reflektion What happens when customers, not products, are at the heart of commerce systems? At Reflektion, we are working with leading retailers and brands to find out. We are reinventing the world of commerce together. Customer engagement at every touchpoint is part of a continuous discovery of how to live life better, how to enjoy shopping more and how to get the right product right away. We believe that Reflektion can be the catalyst in creating an entirely new and intimate interaction between consumers, brands and retailers. Revolutionary tools, patented technologies and exceptional determination will blaze the trail one customer at a time. www.reflektion.com twitter @reflektioninc


snaplogicSnapLogic is the industry’s first unified data and application integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Our hybrid cloud architecture is powered by 300+ Snaps, which are pre-built integration components that simplify and automate complex enterprise integration patterns and processes. Funded by leading venture investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners, and co-founded by Gaurav Dhillon, the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform enables leading enterprises to connect faster and gain a better return on their cloud application and big data investments. www.snaplogic.com twitter @SnapLogic


striimThe Striim platform is brought to you by WebAction, Inc. WebAction was founded in 2012 with a mission to help companies make data useful the instant it’s born. The leaders behind the Striim platform thrive on building technology companies that raise expectations for how the world does business. The team include core executives from GoldenGate Software (acquired by Oracle in 2009), Informatica, Oracle, SnapLogic, Embarcadero Technologies, PubNub and WebLogic. It is led by Ali Kutay who was an angel investor, president and CEO of WebLogic, as well as Chairman and CEO of GoldenGate Software. www.striim.com twitter @striimteam


CONSUMER

trainer_consumer_icon_600x600Consumer applications or mobile apps are Internet applications that run on smartphones and other mobile devices. Mobile applications help users by connecting them to Internet services more commonly accessed on desktop or notebook computers, or making it easier to use the Internet on their portable devices. 10Fold Communications has a team of consumer media specialists and proudly represents the following companies in this high-tech space:


client - logo - 24_7 [24]7’s customer engagement software and services make it simple for consumers to interact with companies through the web, mobile, chat, social, and phone channels. [24]7’s cloud-based platform combines predictive analytics and real-time decisioning. We put your big data to work, driving better customer experiences and outcomes. www.247-inc.com


client - logo - omgOMG is a group of companies that leads the world in motion capture and computer vision, with customers in over 70 countries, and serving sectors ranging from entertainment to defense. Autographer is a new type of camera which has been custom built to enable spontaneous, hands-free image capture. Its world leading technology includes a custom 136° eye view lens, an ultra small GPS unit and 5 in-built sensors. These sensors are fused by a sophisticated algorithm to tell the camera exactly the right moments to take photos. You’ve never met a camera like this before. www.omg.comwww.autographer.com


ENTERPRISE

trainer_enterprise_icon_600x600

From managing global supply chains to cloud-based financial services applications to AI-powered fleet management for autonomous vehicles, enterprise software is the glue that holds businesses together and “makes them work” at peak efficiency to improve top-line revenue and bottom-line profits – especially critical in today’s world where all companies are looking to digitally transform to essentially become software companies.


Present Clients

 Agiloft, located in Redwood City, California, has become a reputable and dependable provider of agile business process software and automation. Their unique platform enables pre-built and custom applications to be tailored to firms’ exact needs without the need for  custom code, so deployment times and costs are a fraction of those required for other systems. <Read More>


BestMile is an innovative Swiss start-up developing technology for urban mobility. Spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), BestMile provides a fleet management platform designed to operate and optimize any fleet of autonomous vehicles. BestMile’s cloud technology leverages the full potential of autonomous vehicles to tackle urban mobility challenges.


 cPacket Networks delivers next-generation network performance monitoring and security forensics solutions at wire speed for service providers and other large network operators. Built around its innovative Distribute Monitoring Architecture, cPacket’s purpose-built solution offers the broadest, most scalable, and secure NPM footprint available. By bringing network intelligence closer to the wire, cPacket enables network operators to proactively identify problems before they negatively impact end-users. By improving operational efficiency and proactively identifying problems, cPacket customers are able achieve substantial OPEX and CAPEX savings. <Read More>


M-Files enterprise information management solutions (EIM) improve and simplify how businesses manage documents and other information in order to become more productive, more efficient and stay compliant. M-Files eliminates information silos and provides quick and easy access to the right content from any core business system and device. M-Files achieves higher levels of user adoption resulting in faster ROI with a uniquely intuitive approach based on managing information by “what” it is versus “where” it’s stored. <Read More>


 MindTickle is the world’s leading sales enablement and readiness platform that gives sales leaders the power to onboard new reps faster, coach them effectively, keep them up-to-date, while creating a culture of sales excellence. <Read More>


Founded by Chris Dance and Matt Doran in 1998, PaperCut first developed a print quota application to address a need in a local high school. From these small beginnings, it’s grown to a full print management package now used in over 100 countries and 50,000 sites across all markets. <Read More>


OVH is a global, hyper-scale cloud provider that offers businesses industry-leading performance and value. Vertically integrated to own its network, server technology and green data centers, OVH operates more cost-effectively and passes these benefits back to customers. Controlling each step in the global solution allows OVH to provide the best performance, value, security, and customer service in the industry. OVH US is a subsidiary of OVH Group, the largest European hosting provider, with more than one million customers across 138 countries and four continents. <Read More>


The Qt Company develops and delivers the Qt development framework under commercial and open source licenses. They enable the reuse of software code across all operating systems, platforms and screen types, from desktops and embedded systems to wearables and mobile devices.


 Tricentis provides a Continuous Testing platform that accelerates testing to keep pace with Agile and DevOps. With the industry’s most innovative functional testing technologies, Tricentis breaks through the barriers experienced with conventional software testing tools—achieving test automation rates of over 90%. their integrated software testing solution, Tricentis Tosca, consists of a unique Model-based Test Automation and Test Case Design approach, encompassing risk-based testing, test data management and provisioning, service virtualization, and more. <Read More>


Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, Unravel is created by some of the brightest minds of the computer industry and academia. The firm has made huge strides in simplifying and hastening data application from some of the world’s largest apps by utilizing full-stack performance intelligence. This allows its users to eliminate unauthorized usage, designate resources most effectively, and respond to potentially harmful situations with ease. <Read More>


Virtual Instruments is the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management, delivering solutions that help customers ensure their applications and infrastructure perform better together. The VirtualWisdom platform provides comprehensive visibility into the performance, health and utilization of the IT infrastructure, empowering customers to guarantee the performance of their mission-critical applications across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. <Read More>


WaveMaker, Inc. helps enterprises meet increasing competitive business challenges by improving the internal delivery of custom apps, which are key to propel agility, empower democratized decision making and foster innovation. WaveMaker aPaaS software provides Rapid API App Development & Deployment to quickly build enterprise multi-device apps, and leverages Docker containerization for an app-optimized infrastructure.


Past Clients

client - logo - appdynamics Digital businesses like yours need a way to turn data into actual results. At AppDynamics, we’re ushering in the next digital age—the age of the software-defined business. Our mission is to deliver true application intelligence that helps your software-defined business run faster, leaner, and more efficient. You get the visibility and control you need to identify problems, find the root cause, and instantly connect the dots to get applications—and user transactions—on track and running flawlessly. www.appdynamics.com twitter @AppDynamics


Augment is a leader in customer experience-driven artificial intelligence (AI). Augment’s human-in-the-loop AI uniquely empowers your employees to deliver a superior customer experience by surfacing the best information and answers across the enterprise in real time. Augmented agents deliver improved brand experience through messaging and live chat applications preferred by consumers, and then convert more of these interactions into customer delight and revenue. Augment AI powers Fortune 500 brands around the world. <Read More>


cloudnexoCloudnexa is a born in the cloud organization dedicated to helping clients achieve their business and IT objectives utilizing Amazon Web Services. Their business model is different, CloudNexa offers a suite of solutions to facilitate a partnership for cloud success. You choose the area you’d like to focus on, and bring them in to deliver additional tools and/or services that were purpose built for AWS. www.cloudnexa.com twitter @cloudnexa


ensightenEnsighten, the global leader in omni-channel data and tag management, is changing the face of digital marketing by transforming the way enterprises collect, own and act on their customer data across all marketing channels and devices. The Ensighten Open Marketing Platform enables enterprises to achieve true one-to-one personalization, accelerate the execution and optimization of their marketing initiatives and deliver superior user experiences. Ensighten, with its unique hybrid-tagging™ technology, powers companies generating over $1.9 trillion in revenue in over 150 countries. The world’s leading brands (Microsoft, Capital One, United Airlines and T-Mobile) achieve marketing agility by implementing Ensighten’s single line of code. www.ensighten.com twitter @ensighten


client - logo - kenandySince salesforce.com takes care of the platform, Kenandy can focus on what we know best: building global enterprise management solutions. A perfect partnership! The Kenandy team includes experts in development, support, sales, and marketing, with a deep understanding of the needs of the global enterprise. Kenandy is not just ERP on the cloud. Kenandy is ERP redesigned, powered by what is now possible on the cloud. It’s ERP that delivers more value. It’s ERP for the way global enterprises operate today—distributed, collaborative and agile. www.kenandy.com twitter @kenandyinc


manageManage connects our clients precisely to the customers they are seeking. As the first and largest provider of data-driven solutions for mobile advertisers and publishers, we are focused on helping our customers optimize ROI by leaving little to luck. Top brands, apps and games rely on us to deliver deeper engagement, faster growth and results they can see. www.manage.com twitter @managehq


client - logo - moogsoftWe invented Netcool, and we’re reshaping the landscape again. If your business depends on the availability of your IT applications, infrastructure and services, Moogsoft understands your world. We provide a next-generation Manager of Managers that identifies service-impacting situations faster to deliver dramatic improvements in IT service quality. Our unique patent-pending technologies – machine learning and social collaboration – are creating a powerful ITOM-ITSM synergy that no legacy system can match. www.moogsoft.com twitter @moogsoft


Netsil originated as a collaboration between researchers and industry practitioners. Netsil is a multidisciplinary team with extensive research and operational experience in web-scale applications, network stream processing, declarative languages and large scale data analytics. <Read More>



OpenClassrooms wants to make education accessible by prioritizing a community-based, engaging learning experience. The company offers open courses so that you can learn with us and take control of your future. We help you get started on this path, but it doesn’t end there! Our goal is to help you throughout your whole life and entire professional journey. <Read More>


qylurQylur delivers operational intelligence via adaptive learning and autonomous machines, enabling solutions with superior performance, exciting new capabilities and memorable user experiences. www.qylur.com twitter @QylurSecurity


client-logo-wavemaker WaveMaker, Inc. provides WaveMaker Enterprise – An aPaaS software for rapid application delivery of enterprise custom apps. WaveMaker Enterprise provides benefits such as visual rapid application development, out of the box support for security, web services integration and data modelling, high performance cloud platform based on Docker containers, a self service management console that provides simplified administration and many more such features. www.wavemaker.com twitter @WaveMaker


Webscale is a pioneer in integrated web application delivery and control for e-commerce in the cloud. Delivered as-a-Service, the Webscale platform allows businesses of all sizes to benefit from cloud migration, application scalability, load balancing, high performance, outage prevention, improved security and simple management across multiple cloud providers. <Read More>


MOBILITY

trainer_mobility_icon_600x600

We are tethered to our mobile devices 24×7 and expect instant access to every app and every piece of data whenever, wherever.  Behind the scenes is a complex maze of wireless protocols, telecommunications infrastructure, programmable chips and so much more that make our mobile moments memorable and accelerate the speed of business around the world.

Present Clients

Barefoot Networks is a team of visionaries, experienced technologists and engineers who have created a blueprint for designing and operating the world’s fastest and most programmable networks. Barefoot Networks’ technology provides the necessary hardware and software for building a speedy and highly programmable network while leveraging the power of the open and thriving community around the P4 programming language. <Read More>


The CBRS Alliance believes that LTE-based solutions in the CBRS band, utilizing shared spectrum, can enable both in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale. In order to maximize CBRS’s full potential, they aim to enable a robust ecosystem towards making LTE-based CBRS solutions available. <Read More>


 Silver Spring Networks enables the Internet of Important Things™ by reliably and securely connecting things that matter. Cities, utilities, and companies on five continents use the Silver Spring’s cost-effective, high-performance IoT network and data platform to operate more efficiently, become greener, and enable innovative services that can improve the lives of millions of people. <Read More>


versaVersa is an early innovator in the rapidly growing network function virtualization (NFV) market, which is forecast to grow to $11.6B in 2019 (Infonetics/IHS). The company has more than 35 patents filed around its unique system-level approach for creating virtualized network functions (VNF), a core NFV building block. Versa solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform the WAN and branch networks to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa’s VNF software provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility vs. traditional network hardware. <Read More>


 

SECURITY

trainer_security_icon_600x600IT security is information security as applied to computing devices such as computers and smartphones, as well as computer networks, private and public networks and the Internet. 10Fold Communications has an experienced team of IT-Security media specialists and proudly represents the following companies in this high-tech space:

Present Clients


AttackIQ is driving the emerging market of continuous security validation and has built the industry’s first platform to give mid-market and large enterprises the ability to test and measure the effectiveness of their security capabilities. The open FireDrill™ platform provides insight into how well current security tools, products and processes are working. The AttackIQ Community, which launched in July 2016, brings together the brightest minds in the security industry to challenge existing security practices and bring a more collaborative methodology to validating security decision-making. <Read More>


Balbix’s provides the security industry’s first predictive breach risk platform. It leverages predictive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to give businesses a comprehensive and continuous risk and resilience assessment that is visualized with a searchable heat map. The Balbix system can predict critical breach scenarios, help users prioritize security operations and projects, and ultimately improve cyber-resilience. <Read More>


client - logo - bitglassIn a world of cloud applications and mobile devices, IT must secure corporate data that resides on third-party servers and travels over third-party networks to employee-owned mobile devices. Existing security technologies are simply not suited to solving this task, since they were developed to secure the corporate network perimeter. Bitglass is a Cloud Access Security Broker that delivers innovative technologies that transcend the network perimeter to deliver total data protection for the enterprise – in the cloud, on mobile devices and anywhere on the Internet. <Read More>


Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Dome9 delivers verifiable cloud infrastructure security and compliance to all businesses at all times across all public clouds. The Dome9 Arc SaaS Platform leverages cloud-native security controls and cloud-agnostic policy automation to bring comprehensive network security, advanced IAM protection and continuous compliance to every public cloud environment. <Read More>


Jumio, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, enables businesses to reduce fraud and increase customer conversions while providing a seamless customer experience. With Netverify Trusted Identity as a Service, customers have a complete identity verification solution that can be tailored to fit their specific business requirements.  <Read More>


RiskVisionRiskVision develops comprehensive risk intelligence solutions for the enterprise. The highly decorated RiskVision platform is the industry’s first risk intelligence solution designed for today’s real-time, big data, threat-centric world. RiskVision’s architecture and design delivers the industry’s best usability, scale, automation and time-to-deployment advantages – at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. CIOs and CROs of the world’s leading organizations and government agencies rely on RiskVision including AXA Group, Cisco, Deutsche Bank, E*TRADE, Exelon, First Data, Fiserv, HCL, Novartis, Roche, Safeway, Sheetz, Southern Co., Time Warner, United Health Group, U.S. Departments of Defense, Health & Human Services, Justice, and Veterans Affairs, and dozens of other clients worldwide. <Read More>


Respond Software powers the Self Driving SOC. Powering Respond Software is a team of seasoned professionals who have decades of experience not only building enterprise-scale security software, but also standing-up Security Operations Centers with people, processes and technical infrastructures for enterprises and agencies across the globe. <Read More>

Past Clients

client - logo - solutionarySolutionary, an NTT Group Security Company is the Next Generation Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP). With a focus on managed security services (MSS) and global threat intelligence, Solutionary protects traditional and virtual IT infrastructures, cloud environments and mobile data. Clients are able to optimize security programs, make informed decisions, achieve compliance and reduce costs. Built on the patented, cloud-based ActiveGuard® service platform, global threat intelligence from the Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) and certified security experts. www.solutionary.com twitter @Solutionary


client - logo - spectorsoftSpectorSoft creates software that protects businesses and families by monitoring and reporting on computer and smartphone activity, providing you with detailed, timely, and actionable activity information. Our work solutions let companies address the most serious and pervasive security issues: Insider Threats, while helping IT admins address these issues in less time. From focused investigations to powerful intelligence, we’ve got you covered. www.spectorsoft.com twitter @SpectorSoft


client - logo - trapxTrapX is a leading provider of cloud-based and on-premises cyber-security solutions.
 Some of the world’s leading Global 2000 enterprises serving the financial services, national critical infrastructure, retail, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and other industries rely on TrapX to strengthen their IT ecosystems and reduce the risk of costly and disruptive compromises, data breaches, and compliance violations. With the TrapX 360 platform, Global 2000 enterprises are able to detect and analyze Zero-Day and undetected malware, build threat profiles, block attacks, and automatically remediate damage inflicted on IT ecosystems. www.trapx.com twitter @TrapXSecurity


twistlock 1 Twistlock is the first security solution designed specifically to protect containerized computing and micro-services. The Twistlock Security Suite detects vulnerabilities, hardens container images, and enforces security policies across the lifecycle of applications. Twistlock technology is portable and agentless; it runs everywhere containers do… dev workstations, public clouds, private clouds. www.twistlock.com twitter @twistlockteam 


anomaliAnomali delivers earlier detection and identification of adversaries in your organization’s network by making it possible to correlate tens of millions of threat indicators against your real-time network activity logs and up to a year or more of forensic log data. Anomali’s approach enables detection at every point along the kill chain, making it possible to mitigate threats before material damage to your organization has occurred. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., the company is privately held and has received venture-capital backing from General Catalyst Partners, GV, Institutional Venture Partners and Paladin Capital Group, as well as from individual investors. www.anomali.com twitter @anomali</a


client - logo - forgerockForgeRock was founded in 2010 on a mere $40,000 in seed capital and the vision of five friends. The frontman of the open identity stack, ForgeRock — backed by Accel Partners and Foundation Capital — powers the world’s largest companies and government organizations with the most disruptive identity solutions. Our goal is simple: to deliver the best open source identity stack for securing anything, anywhere, on any device. ForgeRock builds secure relationships across the modern Web including cloud, social, mobile, and enterprise environments. ForgeRock can extend identities to “anything” connected to the Internet. www.forgerock.com twitter @ForgeRock