Startups Light Up Ignite

Date Updated: Friday, September 18, 2020

 

This year at Ignite our premier global customer event, Microsoft for Startups have invited a diverse set of our portfolio companies to take part. We invite you to join us at this 2 day (free) digital event which brings together IT decision makers, IT implementers, and developers globally to hear from Microsoft executives, featured startup CTO’s, and product experts to hear about our cloud technologies and startup innovations. The event also offers a path aimed at improving IT skilling via curated learning paths via Microsoft Learn. We will feature 10 disruptive startups via live interviews, ask the expert sessions, and in-depth product demos. Register today to learn, connect, and explore with technology enthusiasts from around the globe. Did we mention it is free?

 

Live Sessions

In short interactive sessions, we invite you to interact with 5 startups across a range of focus areas and industries including Security, AI, and Autonomous driving. The interactive sessions are allow you to directly engage in conversation with startups and Microsoft experts.

 

 

Abnormal Security - Abnormal uses AI to compute Business Insights: a deep understanding of your organization. Applying behavioral anomaly detection to these Business Insights, Abnormal stops BEC and detects account compromises that lead to the most advanced social engineering attacks. The company's platform uses artificial intelligence technology to identify and analyze communication behavior and email content to stop attacks that leads to account takeover, financial damage and organizational mistrust, enabling businesses to prevent direct attacks on their confidential data.

Session Title: Why the Most Promising Startups are Choosing Azure

Session Airtime: September 22, 7:45PM Pacific

 

Aisera - More and more organizations are successfully turning to AI to solve service desk business challenges and create value from IT Service Management tools, help desks, and operations solutions. Now, Aisera is automating the resolution of service issues to deliver a scalable, personalized, proactive, and secure AI Service Experience across enterprise domains. The world’s first AI Service Management (AISM) solution transforms service-oriented groups like IT, HR, facilities, sales, customer service, and operations. Aisera empowers organizations with business uptime, improved productivity, cost reduction, and a consumer-like self-service experience for both employees and customers.

Session Title: Future of Work: AI-Driven Self-Help Resolutions Using Microsoft Teams

Session Airtime: September 23, 6:30AM Pacific

 

 

CyberMDX Technologies - CyberMDX is an IOMT security leader dedicated to protecting the quality care of health delivery worldwide. CyberMDX provides cloud-based cybersecurity solutions that support the advancement of The Internet of Medical Things. The CyberMDX solution identifies endpoints and assesses vulnerabilities to detect, respond to, and prevent cyber incidents. Deployed worldwide, CyberMDX is designed to integrate with our customers' existing environments through its scalable, easy-to-deploy and agentless solution.

Session Title: Proactive Cyber Intelligence That Keeps Hospitals Running Smoothly

Session Airtime: September 23, 9:45PM Pacific

 

Observe.AI - Observe.AI is an agent enablement platform, powered by Voice AI. With Observe.AI, teams improve the customer experience by analyzing 100% of calls for compliance and coaching. The company's engine utilizes artificial intelligence to provide an all-round view of all customer touchpoints over voice, email and chat, contextual understanding of every utterance and speech with text accuracy on noisy audio streams, enabling businesses to increase sales conversion and customer retention.

Session Title: Customer Experience Reimagined with AI

Session Airtime: September 23, 11:00AM Pacific

 

 

Wayve - Wayve is a self-driving technology startup that is pioneering the most advanced artificial

intelligence software for the next generation of self-driving cars. Founded by a team out of

Cambridge University, the company tests their autonomous vehicle software on public UK

roads. For more information, visit https://wayve.ai.

Session Title: Transforming Autonomous Driving through Reinforcement Learning and Azure

Session Airtime: September 23, 8:00PM Pacific

 

On-Demand Sessions

Microsoft for Startups will have five on-demand sessions that will feature high growth, disruptive, and innovative startups. Each session will highlight a different startup leveraging Microsoft Cloud, Azure, demo’s of their solution, and how they are creating digital transformation for their enterprise customers.

 

Abnormal Security - Abnormal uses AI to compute Business Insights: a deep understanding of your organization. Applying behavioral anomaly detection to these Business Insights, Abnormal stops BEC and detects account compromises that lead to the most advanced social engineering attacks. The company's platform uses artificial intelligence technology to identify and analyze communication behavior and email content to stop attacks that leads to account takeover, financial damage and organizational mistrust, enabling businesses to prevent direct attacks on their confidential data.

Session Title: Bringing Next-Generation AI Innovation to the Enterprise

 

 

Aisera - More and more organizations are successfully turning to AI to solve service desk business challenges and create value from IT Service Management tools, help desks, and operations solutions. Now, Aisera is automating the resolution of service issues to deliver a scalable, personalized, proactive, and secure AI Service Experience across enterprise domains. The world’s first AI Service Management (AISM) solution transforms service-oriented groups like IT, HR, facilities, sales, customer service, and operations. Aisera empowers organizations with business uptime, improved productivity, cost reduction, and a consumer-like self-service experience for both employees and customers.

Session Title: Resolve Employee Support Requests in Seconds with Aisera & Microsoft Teams

 

Pulumi - Pulumi's modern infrastructure as code platform helps developers and infrastructure teams work better together and ship faster with confidence, using open source and the world’s most popular programming languages. Their SaaS enables a consistent workflow for delivering and securing applications and infrastructure on any cloud—public, private, or hybrid—including AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes and more than 40 other cloud providers.

Session Title: Modern Infrastructure as Code for Azure

 

 

StreamSets - StreamSets built the industry’s first multi-cloud DataOps platform for modern data integration, helping enterprises to continuously flow big, streaming and traditional data to their data science and data analytics applications. The platform uniquely handles data drift, those frequent and unexpected changes to upstream data that break pipelines and damage data integrity. The StreamSets DataOps Platform allows for execution of any-to-any pipelines, ETL processing and machine learning with a cloud-native operations portal for the continuous automation and monitoring of complex multi-pipeline topologies.

Session Title: Smart Data Pipelines to Azure: Ingesting and migrating data the DataOps way

 

 

Symend - Symend is scientifically transforming the debt recovery industry by treating individuals with empathy and dignity at the time they need it most. Combining behavioral science with advanced AI, machine learning and advanced analytics, Symend’s engagement platform enables companies to develop customer engagement programs that support the engagement and retention of customers that are financially at-risk to create lifetime value.

Session Title: Turning Transactions into People – The Science of Customer Engagement

 

Ask the Experts

We will showcase 3 startups for our Ask the Experts sessions which will include a deep dive into the topic, solution, showcase startups solutions how startups can partner with Microsoft to achieve commercial success. Startups from security, aerospace, and blockchain management, will be focused on attendee Q&A including interactions with startup guests and Microsoft subject matter experts.

 

 

Abnormal Security - Abnormal uses AI to compute Business Insights: a deep understanding of your organization. Applying behavioral anomaly detection to these Business Insights, Abnormal stops BEC and detects account compromises that lead to the most advanced social engineering attacks. The company's platform uses artificial intelligence technology to identify and analyze communication behavior and email content to stop attacks that leads to account takeover, financial damage and organizational mistrust, enabling businesses to prevent direct attacks on their confidential data.

Session Title: Ask the Expert: Bringing Next-Generation AI Innovation to the Enterprise

Session Time: September 23, 1:00PM Pacific

 

 

ClearSpace - Provider of failed satellite and debris removal from space designed for smooth space operations. The company's service is cost effective way to remove unresponsive or derelict satellites from space enabling the aviation industries ensure the long-term sustainability of space operations.

Session Title: Ask the Expert: Microsoft Global Social Entrepreneurship Program and ClearSpace

Session Time: September 22, 11:30AM Pacific

 

 

Lumachain - Lumachain brings transparency to global supply chains, benefitting producers, enterprises, and consumers. Their platform tracks and traces the origin, location, and condition of individual items in a supply chain, in real time, from farm to fork. This incentivizes farmers and manufacturers to create high-quality, ethically produced products. It allows enterprises to reduce waste, increase efficiency, and grow revenues and margins. And it allows consumers to know, with absolute certainty, the provenance, condition and quality of what they buy, and that it has been ethically and sustainably sourced.

Session Title: Ask the Expert: Transparency to Global Food Supply Chains

Session Time: September 22, 11:30AM Pacific

 

Learn. Connect. Explore. All of these great sessions are designed to maximize your potential as an IT implementer, IT pro, developer, or as a business leader building on Microsoft technology. Register now for Microsoft Ignite 2020 and join your peers from all over the world to experience an unprecedented virtual event. Hope to see you there!

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