(Asia) Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has partnered with Microsoft Beijing Campus for its ongoing retrofit and optimization of building operations, achieving 27.9% energy savings and ensuring key equipment uptime to 98%. As a result, the campus has been granted an energy saving endorsement and financial subsidy by the Beijing Municipal Government and the Haidian District Government.

(US and Canada) Yellow.ai, a leading enterprise-grade Conversational AI platform trusted by 1000+ enterprises globally, recently announced the launch of its proprietary DynamicNLP, a first in the enterprise Conversational AI space to enable enterprises to go-live within minutes with lower operational costs and an intent accuracy of over 97%.

(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Vijay Yadav to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. As a global thought leader, our board of top executives shares expert opinions and innovations in data and analytics. We ensure that we champion the best companies, leaders, and insights that accelerate our community’s success. Members may serve as editorial writers, reviewers, content developers, and conference speakers.

(Europe) NNAISENSE, a global leader in industrial AI, has recently announced the launch of EvoTorch, the first open-source platform of its kind, providing industry with an evolutionary algorithm (EA) package which when combined with machine learning expertise, can solve complex operational challenges in a fraction of the time, at lower costs and greater scale.

(US and Canada) Evidence Partners Inc., the market leader in AI-enabled literature review automation software and creator of DistillerSR, recently announced that it has closed a $20 million growth financing round led by Thomvest Ventures with participation from Pender Ventures and Export Development Canada (EDC). Evidence Partners will use the funds to accelerate global growth and hire additional product, engineering, sales, marketing, and customer success talent. 

(US and Canada) Hayden AI, an emerging leader in smart traffic enforcement powered by artificial intelligence, today announced that it has signed a contract with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) for deployment of 300 interior mounted Automated Bus Lane Enforcement (ABLE) camera systems. The agreement comes with an option to install as many as 200 additional camera systems upon MTA request. 

(US and Canada) Canvass Analytics Inc, a leader in industrial AI software, recently announced the completion of its previously reported Series A financing with an extension of US $7.73 million, led by Yamaha Motors Ventures and a CDN $5.7 million (US $4.43 million) repayable loan from the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). The Series A extension will fuel the company's mission to empower industrial workforces to drive impact across their operations with the power of Industrial AI.

(US and Canada) Derq, an award-winning MIT spin-off and leading provider of real-time artificial intelligence (AI) analytics solutions for connected roads and vehicles, has partnered with Paradigm Traffic Systems, a leading distributor in traffic and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) solutions. The partnership will bring together Derq’s cutting-edge technologies with Paradigm’s strong market presence and long-standing customer relationships to enhance road safety and smart traffic infrastructure in the state of Texas. 

(US and Canada) RoboTire, a Detroit-based robotics and automation company, announced a significant milestone in its efforts to revolutionize the tire replacement industry: a Discount Tire store in Fountain Hills, Arizona, is now the first Discount Tire location in North America to install and operate a RoboTire tire changing system.

(Europe) Luxonis, a leading manufacturer of robotic vision solutions, recently announced a new distribution agreement with Westbase.io, leading distributor of Extended Reality (XR) technologies, 4G/5G and IoT for industry. Westbase.io has over 30 years' experience working with distributed enterprise, providing technologies that connect assets, teams and places to enable better ways of communicating and operating.

(US and Canada) PassiveLogic, creator of the first platform for generalized autonomy and a leader in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning research for high-performance, industrial-grade applications, is partnering with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to further develop deep artificial intelligence for predictive building controls.

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(Asia) Geek+, the global leader in autonomous mobile robot technologies, announced it has closed a new, $100 million series E1 funding series, with the company valued at over $2 billion. Investors in the round include Intel Capital, Vertex Growth, and Qingyue Capital Investment. The company will use this funding to accelerate its global market expansion and invest in its AMR technology research and development for key product innovation.

(US and Canada) Treasure Data, a best-of-breed enterprise customer data platform (CDP), recently announced it has been recognized as a Strong Performer by Forrester Research, Inc. in its recently published report "The Forrester Wave: Customer Analytics Technologies, Q2 2022."

(US and Canada) Afresh, the leading AI-powered fresh food technology provider, recently announced a $115 million Series B funding round led by Spark Capital and with participation from Insight Partners, VMG Partners, and Bright Pixel Capital. Walter Robb, senior executive partner at S2G Ventures and former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market also joins the round. All prior investors, including Maersk Growth, High Sage, and Innovation Endeavors also participated in the round, bringing the company's total funding to $148 million. 

(Middle East) Deci, a deep learning company harnessing AI to build AI, today announced it has joined NVIDIA Metropolis — a partner program, application framework, and set of developer tools that bring to market a new generation of applications and solutions to make the world's most important spaces and operations safer and more efficient with advancements in AI vision.

(US and Canada) AI-powered Visual Self-Service is transforming the CX landscape. Zappix looks to continue capitalizing on the demand for self-service automation with its portfolio impacting all three phases of the customer service process: Preventing calls before they happen, Deflecting calls waiting to speak with live agents, and Optimizing calls during agent interactions.

(US and Canada) mCloud Technologies Corp., a leading provider of AI-powered asset management and Environmental, Social, and Governance ("ESG") solutions today announced that it has entered into a technology continuation agreement with Agnity Global Inc. (the "Technology Continuation Agreement" and "Agnity" respectively), enabling mCloud to build on the success of its existing relationship with Agnity.

(US and Canada) Paravision, the leader in trusted Vision AI, recently announced the appointment of Bishop Garrison as its first Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy. Garrison will represent Paravision before government entities, regulators and trade associations to help shape thoughtful and ethical policy regarding Vision AI deployment and face recognition.

(US and Canada) APARAVI, the company behind the award-winning Aparavi Data Intelligence and Automation Platform, recently announced a new partnership with Quantum Corporation to accelerate the adoption of automated, intelligent solutions designed to efficiently manage, protect, and gain business value from growing volumes of unstructured data.

(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Phanii Pydimarri to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. As global thought leaders, the top executives who serve on CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board share their expert opinions and innovations in data and analytics. This ensures we champion the best companies, leaders, and insights that accelerate our community’s success. Board members may serve as editorial writers, reviewers, content developers, and conference speakers.

(Europe) Among the roster of funders is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which committed $9 million in funding to Eleven, including $5 million towards future equity investment supporting the development of a first-of-its-kind platform that designs small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) with ultra-long durability by utilising high throughput combinatorial chemistry and AI.

(Middle East) 634AI, the Israeli developers of MAESTRO, an AI-enabled control tower for indoor mobility management, and Musashi Seimitsu, a global tier-1 auto part manufacturer, have signed an agreement to deploy 200 Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), powered by MAESTRO, across Musashi Seimitsu's 35 manufacturing facilities worldwide.

(US and Canada) Seerist, Inc. launches today as the world's leading solution provider of augmented analytics for security and threat intelligence professionals. The new company merges Control Risks' CORE online platform with the machine learning backbone from Geospark Analytics' Hyperion platform.

(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Hong Gao to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. As a global thought leader, our board of top executives shares their expert opinions and innovations in data and analytics. It ensures that we champion the best companies, leaders, and insights that …

(US and Canada) A new app is changing how patients seeking aesthetic treatments choose which procedures to do. Aesthete Genius uses AI technology to show patients and clinicians what the results of various aesthetic injectables and treatments would look like post-treatment. Armed with these illustrations, patients can make more informed decisions about their treatments, while clinics can offer a more interactive consultation process showing patients projected treatment results.

(US and Canada) Drover AI announces that it has closed on a $5.4M Series A funding round, led by Vektor Partners and with follow-on participation from Seed investors including Avesta Fund, Masik Enterprises and Kurt Jaggers. They join existing investor 500 Global to support the scale up of its innovative solutions for computer vision and artificial intelligence in micromobility.

(US and Canada) Burns & Levinson represented Syrup Tech, the AI-powered predictive software platform for inventory excellence in commerce, in its $6.3 million seed funding round led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund. The round also included Flybridge Capital, Firstminute Capital, Rackhouse Ventures, as well as Angel investors including (former) executives at Adidas, Bonobos, Salesforce, ASOS, ThredUp, Casper, Zalando, and Stripe. 1984 Ventures, who led the company's pre-seed round last year, continued investing in this round.

(US and Canada) Kirsten Dalboe, Chief Data Officer of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), won WashingtonExec’s 2022 Chief Officer Award for Government CDO of the Year. Dalboe was awarded at the annual event organized by WashingtonExec, recognizing the most impactful and innovative C-suite executives in government and industry in the greater Washington, DC, area.

(US and Canada) EDM Council, a cross-industry trade association for data management and analytics, has named Linda Avery, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Verizon, to its Board of Directors. As the first to hold the CDAO position at Verizon, Linda has played a central role in driving more than $2B in value across the Company since her arrival in August 2019. 

(US and Canada) SafeAI, a global leader in autonomous solutions for heavy machinery, today announced Sudhanshu Singh has joined the company as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Global Operations. Backed by decades of experience in heavy industry, Sudhanshu will oversee SafeAI’s best-in-class operations and customer success team to support the scaling and growth of SafeAI’s business and customers.