The past few months have been full of proud moments for all of us at Maana, and have been a very humbling personal career high for me. In addition to validation by our customers, Maana has been recognized by some of the most respected global organizations responsible for identifying technology innovations. It’s clear our technology is significantly impacting global productivity and energy issues.
Last week Maana was recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of only thirty companies included in their list of 2017 Technology Pioneers. To stand alongside previous recipients of this award, such as industry powerhouses like Airbnb, Google and Twitter, is truly an honor for all of us at Maana.
Back in March, Maana was recognized by IHS CERAWeek as a 2017 Energy Innovation Pioneer. We were one of only eight companies to win this award, also garnering the opportunity to present our technology at the CERAWeek conference in Houston.
Then, in just the past two weeks, two top-industry thought leaders/analysts in Industrial IoT and Disruptive Technologies published formal validation of Maana’s knowledge-centric approach. First, Jason Bloomberg from Intellyx published the paper, “Digital Knowledge Technology™: Augmented Intelligence Beyond AI”, in which he highlighted the importance of going beyond data to capture human expertise for driving the most value from digital transformation initiatives. Second, ARC Advisory Group, a firm also focused on IoT and the industrial market, published a paper on how Digital Knowledge Accelerates Benefits of Digital Transformation as well as a blog titled, “Digitizing Subject Matter Expertise Part 1: Why Data Isn’t Enough”.
All of this follows the nod we got from Forrester in January, when they mentioned Maana in their “Q1 TechRadar: Artificial Intelligence Technologies List”, where they noted the company as a key vendor in Decision Management, which is the technology with the highest business value-add in the technology ecosystem.
I have spent most of the first six months of 2017 on the road talking with our current and prospective customers, and our partners and investors. It is an honor to see how far Maana has come since we laid our first line of code four years ago, and how we have achieved these milestones as a team. These achievements are a testament to how each of these groups is a true champion of our company’s innovation. I also want to take this opportunity to thank the significant others who have stood by their dedicated spouses & partners at Maana while they’ve worked relentlessly during all this time. Thank you.
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