Can’t Miss Content: Learnings from our Visual AI for School Safety Event, 2022 in Review, and More


Remember December? It almost feels like a year ago, doesn’t it? If you didn’t catch these blogs, news articles, webinars, etc., the first time, here’s your quick roundup of SparkCognition can’t-miss content from last month.


Upcoming and On-Demand Webinars

There’s still time to register for next week’s webinar explaining five actionable ways to scale your asset management practices profitably. Tune in as Rob Budny, our VP of Renewables, and Kelly Pickerel, Editor In Chief, Moderator for Solar Power World, talk about how you can:

  • Increase operational efficiency with intelligent alarm processing
  • Enhance O&M practices with predictive analytics for multi-asset class fleets
  • Validate contractual obligations in real-time rather than retroactively
  • Accurately and quickly quantify lost production because of alarms

Register here for “AI for Renewables: 5 Steps to Unlock Actionable Insights from Alarm Data” on January 24, 2023, at 1:00 PM CST.

Also, check out the latest additions to our on-demand webinar library:


Around the Web

On the SGS blog, see this recap of foreign policy expert and author Ali Wyne’s visit to HyperWerx. Wyne and Pravin Sawhney led a thoughtful discussion on the future of foreign policy and global competition as an extension of the topics addressed in Wyne’s latest book, “America’s Great-Power Opportunity: Revitalizing U.S. Foreign Policy to Meet the Challenges of Strategic Competition.”


Business Insider tallied up the 174 U.S. companies that attained “unicorn status” last year, including SparkCognition’s $123M series D fundraising round of $1.4b+, which closed in January 2022. 


The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on the announcement that the private K-12 school, Adelson Educational Campus in Las Vegas, is using Visual AI Advisor to detect school security threats and alert school security teams and law enforcement.


Fox 7 Austin covered our School Safety: Preventing School Shootings with AI event, interviewing Travis Motal, Director of Secondary Education at Liberty Hill ISD. Liberty Hill ISD is a fast-growing, large public school district in the Austin area that uses SparkCognition Visual AI Advisor to automatically detect weapons and alert authorities, among other safety and security use cases.


Built In Austin named SparkCognition to its Winter Tech Watch: 28 Austin Companies to Track list.


And don’t miss this conversation focused on the six ways restaurants can use computer vision to address business problems featuring Tim Tang, Director of Enterprise Solutions for Hughes, and our CTO, Sridhar Sudarsan, as well as Anne Nelson, Managing Director at SparkCognition. Number one on the list? Identifying consumer traffic patterns—an essential insight for maximizing sales and delivering a positive experience. 


Blog Highlights

Among our December blog highlights, we recapped our highly successful School Safety Event and took a moment to reflect on a milestone year for our company. 

2022 in Review—A Year of Growth and Innovation

What’s at the top of the list of our accomplishments in 2022? Validation from the market that our products and solutions are truly valuable: many of the world’s biggest players in renewable energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, aviation, financial services, and more trust our products to drive operational excellence for their businesses.


Increasing the Barrier of Time: Recapping SparkCognition’s School Safety Demo Event

School administrators, safety resource officers, and community stakeholders filled HyperWerx Building 2 in December to talk about our solution to improve school safety. In a series of live demos and presentations, we showed attendees how Visual AI Advisor works to proactively detect active shooter threats and enhance everyday safety and security in schools. Summing up why Liberty Hill ISD chose to add Visual AI Advisor to its current security systems, Travis Motal, Director of Secondary Education, said it’s all about “time and empowerment.”


Hard Realities Pervade COP27, but Scaling Renewable Energy Offers Hope

At the annual meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, questions on financing the world’s adaptation to a warming climate—and averting the worst outcomes—dominated the two-week conference agenda. A glimmer of hope remains in the rapid and successful scaleup of renewable energy production taking place today. As demand for solar, wind, and storage continues to grow exponentially through 2030 and beyond, how will operators compete in this expanding market? SparkCognition Renewable Suite answers this question with a single cloud-based SaaS solution leveraging the power of AI to manage multiple asset types like wind, solar, hydro, and storage.


The Bonus Round

If you aren’t following our founder and CEO, Amir Husain, on social media, do yourself a favor. Check out these popular posts from Amir’s LinkedIn profile in December:


Stay Plugged In

Will 2023 be the year your company starts an AI-enabled project? Contact us to discuss your questions. And be sure to follow us on social media to stay updated on company news and the latest advancements in AI.

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