Mphasis is a leading Machine Learning (ML) solutions partner in AWS Marketplace

Mphasis | September 19, 2020

Mphasis, an Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, recently announced it has achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). Mphasis is presently one of the largest global providers for machine learning (ML) solutions in AWS Marketplace. Building on an existing relationship with AWS, the Mphasis collaboration provides 90 machine learning and deep learning algorithms and pre-trained ML models applicable across a diverse set of data types and industry use cases.

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Tonic.ai Announces New Integration with Snowflake

Tonic.ai | June 02, 2022

Tonic.ai, the San Francisco-based company pioneering data mimicking and de-identification, has announced an integration with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company. The new integration will enable joint Tonic and Snowflake customers to build applications in the Snowflake Data Cloud with realistic, de-identified data. Joint customers will also be able to tokenize data at scale, and ensure regulatory compliance. Tonic.ai is the leader in fake data generation for software development and testing. The Tonic platform provides privacy guarantees while rapidly equipping developers with the data they need to do their best work. By seamlessly integrating data de-identification, subsetting, and synthesis into modern CI/CD pipelines, Tonic helps customers shorten development cycles, eliminate cumbersome data pipeline overhead, and guarantee the privacy of their data. “Our partnership with Snowflake will provide joint customers with a streamlined solution that connects natively and is specifically architected to scale at pace with sizable datasets. “This new integration will equip users with the ability to create secure, fully functional versions of their data in order to achieve objectives tied to data minimization and regulatory compliance.” Ian Coe, CEO of Tonic.ai “Snowflake is committed to providing our customers with powerful partner tools to help them achieve full data compliance and continue to build applications securely,” said Tarik Dwiek, Head of Technology Alliances of Snowflake. “The new integration with Tonic.ai will enable our joint customers to further increase data privacy and equip their development and QA teams with useful and secure test data.” About Tonic.ai Tonic.ai empowers developers while protecting customer privacy by enabling companies to create safe, synthetic versions of their data for use in software development and testing. Founded in 2018, with offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, and New York, the company is pioneering enterprise tools for database subsetting, de-identification, and synthesis. Thousands of developers use data generated with Tonic on a daily basis to build their products faster in industries as wide ranging as healthcare, financial services, logistics, edtech, and e-commerce. Working with customers like eBay, The Motley Fool, Flexport, and Everlywell, Tonic.ai innovates to advance their goal of advocating for the privacy of individuals while enabling companies to do their best work.

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Nextech AR Launches WooCommerce App Marking a Major Expansion for ARitize 3D and its Web 3.0 Offerings

Nextech AR | July 07, 2022

Nextech AR Solutions Corp. , a Metaverse Company and leading provider of augmented reality (“AR”) experience technologies and services is pleased to announce the Company's ARitize 3D WooCommerce app is now live and available. With this app going live, Nextech AR’s ARitize 3D SaaS offering for ecommerce extends the Company's 3D model creation services to WooCommerce merchants. This is a major expansion opportunity for Nextech AR’s ARitize 3D model making business for ecommerce as WooCommerce powers approximately 30% of all online stores. “The launch of the WooCommerce app is a major milestone for Nextech AR and our ARitize 3D modeling solution. The WooCommerce integration provides the Company with another major distribution channel, and allows our ground-breaking technology to be placed in front of millions of additional ecommerce merchants. Our ARitize 3D offering has experienced strong growth in the first half of 2022, and with this new product launch we expect an acceleration in Q3 and Q4 as the ecommerce industry shifts to Web 3.0 and emerging digital technologies.” He continued, “We have already integrated with Shopify and BigCommerce earlier this year, and with the addition of WooCommerce we are positioning ourselves to be the 3D model supplier for the entire ecommerce ecosystem, which is massive. The positioning of these apps on these major ecommerce platforms will allow Nextech AR to be front and center as the global demand for 3D and AR solutions expands.” Nextech AR CEO Evan Gappelberg Nextech AR already powers some of the world's most successful B2C and B2B brands, and has what it believes is the most powerful, scalable, AI powered 3D/AR technology in the market. The Company is already working with large retailers including Kohl’s, Lighting Plus New Zealand, Pier 1, Kmart Australia, CB2, NAPA Auto Parts, Crate and Barrel, Habitt Furniture, Surplus Furniture, Staubli, William Wood Design, Kindred Custom Snowboards, Decor Metal, MGI Golf, Artika, Spinel, Salamander Paddle Gear, Head, Bleems, Spotlight Solar, Artography and more. Through these retailers, thousands of 3D models are being shown to tens of thousands of consumers. With the new launch of this low cost 3D modeling self-serve app with WooCommerce, the Company believes that it will continue to expand its reach to small and medium sized ecommerce websites. With this powerful new app launch, Nextech now seamlessly provides WooCommerce merchants with the software needed to generate as much as a 94% increase in click through rates and a 40% reduction in returns online, with a frictionless one click integration for 3D model making. Nextech AR’s ARitize 3D has already been integrated with Shopify and BigCommerce earlier this year. As demand for 3D models rises exponentially, the Company also plans to integrate with other ecommerce platforms, continuing to rollout its third party SaaS integration and providing its ARitize 3D modeling solution to millions of ecommerce merchants globally. The app will provide self-serve access to Nextech’s proprietary AI-powered solution for 3D/AR ecommerce to all businesses who use WooCommerce to power their ecommerce business. Implementing 3D/AR has already proven many benefits to ecommerce businesses, including increased engagement, increased conversions and reduced returns. ARitize 3D makes the adoption of 3D/AR simple, convenient and affordable for WooCommerce merchants, with the ability to subscribe and manage the app themselves from their WooCommerce merchant account. Nextech’s pricing plans are much more affordable than other 3D modeling service providers, purchasing expensive equipment or hiring artists for individual models. The Company believes that this is the AR industry's first true self-service AR SaaS platform which offers scalability, affordability, ease of use, and high quality 3D/AR models. With Nextech AR’s artificial intelligence powered technology now integrated with WooCommerce, any merchant can create 3D/AR models in 3 simple steps. Install the ARitize 3D Marketplace App Initiate the creation of 3D models of your products Publish engaging 3D models on product pages With ARitize 3D, WooCommerce businesses can transform their ecommerce stores into dynamic virtual 3D showrooms, allow customers to see products from every angle and position them using AR to visualize them in their own space prior to purchasing. This is an exciting, immersive shopping experience that keeps customers more engaged, better informed and helps brands stand out from their competition. About ARitize 3D ARitize 3D is your one-stop-shop AR solution with automated 3D model creation at an unbeatable price. Our Artificial Intelligence (AI) will turn your existing 2D product images into high-quality 3D and Augmented Reality experiences. It's fast, it's easy and it will transform your ecommerce website! 3D content creation is included in monthly hosting fees. Our AI powered platform is a game changer! What can 3D/AR do for you? Increase conversions, reduce product returns, increase customer engagement, and attract more customers.

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Secure Code Warrior Recognized in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Software Engineering: Enhancing Developer Productivity

Secure Code Warrior | June 30, 2022

Secure Code Warrior, the global developer-driven security leader, was recognized as one of four “Cool Vendors in Software Engineering: Enhancing Developer Productivity”, by GartnerⓇ. Secure Code Warrior is the only company on the list who focuses on developer-driven security enabled by an intuitive learning platform. According to Gartner, the definition of a Cool Vendor is “a small company offering a technology or service that is innovative, impactful or intriguing." Gartner’s report notes that “Software engineers struggle to navigate complex code environments and to improve security of the systems they build while remaining productive. These Cool Vendors offer innovative solutions that help software engineering leaders boost developer productivity and mitigate security risks.” Engineers’ time constraints are taking away focus from security and was recognized as a significant challenge by Gartner, which was also apparent from Secure Code Warrior’s recent survey, ‘The State of Developer-Driven Security’. The report revealed that 76% of respondents also agreed that good training in secure coding would actually improve productivity with fewer security tickets and rework to manage. “At Secure Code Warrior, our solutions are driven by the need to ensure software security, while improving developer productivity. “When armed with the right security skills and contextual tools, development teams can easily mitigate risk and consistently ship secure code at speed, without compromising innovation. We are honored to be included in the new Gartner Cool Vendors in Software Engineering report, and see this recognition as a testament to our strategy and future business direction to enable developer-driven security.” Pieter Danhieux, Co-founder and CEO of Secure Code Warrior Contact us to discover how Secure Code Warrior can enable developer-driven security through our flagship learning platform and embed security skills into the developer workflow with world-class integrations. Gartner Disclaimer Gartner, Cool Vendors in Software Engineering: Enhancing Developer Productivity, 16 May 2022, Arun Batchu, Marty Resnick, Manjunath Bhat Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. GARTNER and Cool Vendors are registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved. About Secure Code Warrior Secure Code Warrior builds a culture of security-driven developers by giving them the skills to code securely. Our flagship Learning Platform delivers relevant skills-based pathways, hands-on missions, and contextual tools for developers to rapidly learn, build, and apply their skills to write secure code at speed. Established in 2015, Secure Code Warrior has become a critical component for over 450 enterprises including leading financial services, retail, and global technology companies across the world.

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Landing AI Adds New Edge Capabilities to LandingLens to Bring Deep Learning to the Factory Floor

Landing AI | June 06, 2022

Landing AI today announced the launch of LandingEdge, a new deployment application within the company's flagship platform, LandingLens. With LandingEdge, manufacturers will more easily deploy deep learning visual inspection solutions to edge devices on the factory floor to better and more consistently detect product defects. Announced at Automate 2022, North America's largest automation trade show and conference, LandingEdge extends the capability of LandingLens into even more manufacturing environments. LandingLens enables teams to build deep learning models. With the new edge capabilities, LandingLens customers will more easily integrate with factory infrastructure to communicate with cameras, apply models to images and make predictions to inform real-time decision making on the factory floor. If the factory is connected to the cloud, LandingEdge can update LandingLens with new data to continuously improve deep learning models. LandingLens has also been enhanced to enable training a deep learning model up to seven times faster than before. By reducing the time it takes to train models, customers achieve fast and iterative AI processes and optimize model accuracy. "These products mark huge steps in bringing deep learning solutions to the factory floor that are easily integrated to perform automated inspection for a broad range of applications. "They put ever more powerful tools in the hands of manufacturers and systems integrators to quickly implement inspection solutions that result in lower costs, increased productivity, and improve customer product satisfaction." David L. Dechow, Vice President of Outreach and Vision Technology at Landing AI The mission of Landing AI, under the leadership of AI pioneer Andrew Ng, is to bring the benefits of deep learning-based inspection to all industries with its pioneering data-centric approach in which the power of deep learning is unleashed even if companies have limited datasets. First unveiled in 2020, LandingLens provides Landing AI's customers with the end-to-end automated inspection platform that enables manufacturing, quality, and AI teams alike to quickly and easily train, test, confirm, and deploy visual inspection solutions based on high-quality and verified data on the plant floor. Deep learning is a key machine vision trend for 2022 and beyond in industrial automated inspection applications. But deep learning is not magic and does not automatically make it easy to program an inspection system. As with any vision application, the quality of the input data — the images — is essential to the quality of the output. This is particularly true for data used to train an algorithm. In addition, proper labeling is essential for the implementation of a deep learning inspection system. About Landing AI Landing AI™ is pioneering the next era of AI in which companies with limited data sets can realize the business and operational value of AI and move AI projects from proof-of-concept to full scale production. Guided by a data-centric AI approach, Landing AI's flagship product is LandingLens™, an enterprise MLOps platform that offers to build, iterate and deploy AI powered visual inspection solutions for manufacturers. With data quality being key to the success of production AI systems, LandingLens™ enables users to achieve optimal data accuracy and consistency. Founded by Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera, former chief scientist of Baidu, and founding lead of Google Brain, Landing AI is uniquely positioned to lead the development of AI from a technology that benefits a few to a technology that benefits all.

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