Band portfolio company When Labs was one of 40 companies chosen to present at the A-ha! Conference organized by CB Insights on December 12, 2017 in San Francisco. CB Insights selected When Labs as part of an elite group of startups driving progress in artificial intelligence, fintech, health and bleeding-edge technologies.
“Being selected to present as a top ten early stage AI company by CB Insights completes an incredible 2017 for When Labs,” said Nigel Beck, CEO and Founder, When Labs. “From launching our product with top five hotel and hotel management companies, to being selected to serve on the top industry hotel advisory board at Cornell, and now to this honor with CB Insights, in 2017 When Labs has demonstrated that our unique AI approach to labor management is set to transform industries, and make work better”.
Ian Sobieski, Chairman of Band of Angels, was the keynote speaker of the 2017 Xi'an Global Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit held on November 7th – 8th in Xi'an, China. His remarks on the "Evolving Angel and Seed Investment Food-chain" provided a look on recent developments and an insight on what’s next. Organized by the Xi'an Government, the conference was a prestigious gathering of thought leaders from the United States, Germany, and other countries, as well as leading Chinese technology companies such as Alibaba and Huawei, that exchanged ideas and best practices on opportunities for laying the groundwork for research & development and technology innovation in Xi'an.
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Today, VoiceBase, a provider of speech analytics for the cloud and a member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), announced an integration for Amazon Connect customers. The VoiceBase integration is designed to ingest call recordings from Amazon Connect, transcribe and analyze the content and publish the results on AWS. This integration makes it easy for Amazon Connect users to surface valuable insights from calls and make better decisions using data from their contact center. VoiceBase was one of the initial APN Partners to support Amazon Connect to deliver advanced speech analytics to a growing cloud contact center customer base.
The Energy SiG met with MIT Professor Peter Hagelstein over breakfast on November 17th. This was a wonderful opportunity to have an in-depth discussion on the cold fusion and low energy nuclear reactions (LENR) technology and on potential commercialization opportunities.