Can’t Miss Content: TMI23, Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award, NetSync News, and More


April was (you guessed it) another busy month for SparkCognition, jam-packed with special events, awards and announcements, webinars, press releases, and more. It’s time for another installment of your can’t-miss SparkCognition content from last month.

Upcoming and on-demand events and webinars

Before we remind you about what happened last month, here’s a preview of what’s happening over the next 30 days.

CLEANPOWER 2023 | May 23 – 25 

(New Orleans, LA) Our expert renewables team is all over the industry’s biggest event. Stop by our booth to learn more about SparkCognition Renewable Suite.

Visual AI: A Proactive Solution to Prevent School Shootings | May 25

(New Webinar) The ability to analyze video feeds in real-time, 24/7, while providing actionable alerts or trigger alarms is critical when seconds count. Join this webinar to learn how SparkCognition Visual AI Advisor ensures school safety by identifying weapons, detecting strangers on campus, interpreting suspicious behavior, and more. Register here.

Sound the Alarm: Strategies for Optimizing Renewable Asset Reliability and Performance | June 1

(New Webinar) Learn from industry operators and AI experts about the best practices in applying AI solutions to address asset performance, data challenges, energy loss calculations, and workflow management. Register here.

ASSP Safety 2023 | June 4 – 7 

(San Antonio, TX) We’re heading south to speak at the American Society of Safety Professionals’ annual Safety conference and expo, detailing how Visual AI technology leverages existing company infrastructure, such as security cameras, to proactively identify, prevent, and prescribe solutions to an impending safety hazard.

From Good to Great: How Visual AI Turns You Into a Safety Superstar | June 15

(New Webinar) Join us to see how companies today are implementing visual AI to prevent the most common workplace injuries. Register here.

Texas School Safety Conference | June 18 – 22

(San Antonio) Visit our booth at the 2023 Texas School Safety Conference, themed Developing School Safety Leaders. This timely event will provide a unique platform for educators, administrators, school-based law enforcement, and school safety professionals to collaborate to foster a safe and secure learning environment.

Want more? We also added these information-rich webinars to our On-Demand library.


TMI23 recap: “AI & The Future of Defense”

On April 27th, at HyperWerx, global leaders from government and defense gathered to discuss and explore real-world applications of AI, autonomy, and cybersecurity—and the role they are playing in sculpting the defense landscape of the future. 

SparkCognition Government Systems’ Time Machine Interactive: AI & The Future of Defense (TMI23) was tremendously successful. The standing-room-only crowd was treated to a stellar line-up of speakers and demonstrations that approached the crucial central topic from as many angles as possible: how our ability to maintain global competitiveness and defense readiness depends in large part on managing information and advancing actionable insights; and how artificial intelligence has emerged as a critical capability for autonomous operations, asset maintenance, battle management, and more.

Attendees networking at TMI23

TMI23 attracted 272 registrants from 15 different countries!

Speakers and panelists included major figures in national security and global defense, for example:

Keynote: The Future of Conflict

Hon. Robert O. Work, 32nd Deputy Secretary of Defense (Ret.), President & Owner, Teamwork, LLC


Transforming Defense: The Role of AI In Accelerating Learning

Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, USN (Retd.)

Dr. William Streilein, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Digital and AI Office, DoD


Autonomy in Peacetime and Conflict

Preston Dunlap, Former Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect, U.S. Space Force, and Air Force


Putting Tech on The Battlefield: Operational Experimentation

Schuyler Moore, Chief Technology Officer, CENTCOM


Cyber Defense in a Post-ChatGPT World

Brigadier General Edward Chen, Defence Cyber Chief at The Digital and Intelligence Service


Technology Alliances: A Red and Blue POV

Samuel Bendett, Advisor with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plan, and Programs Center (SP3)

Captain Michael Brasseur (Retd.), Former Commodore Task Force 59, Unmanned & AI Integration

Dr. Tacettin Köprülü, R&D, Technology and Innovation Director, Havelsan Inc.

Julie Angus, CEO and Founder, Open Ocean Robotics

Michael A. Stewart, Executive Director, Unmanned Task Force (UTF) (Moderator)


Fireside Chat: Military Readiness and The Role Of AI

Major General Lee K. Levy II (Retd.), President and CEO, The Levy Group, LLC

Nathan VanRheenen, Executive Director, Intelligent Solutions, Boeing

General John Allen (Retd.) (Moderator)


Thank you to all who attended and the SparkCognition and SGS team members who collaborated to make our seventh annual Time Machine one to remember.

You can find a sampling of press coverage from the event here and here.

And be sure to watch SGS’ recap video!


Awards and announcements

We are grateful to be included as an Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program winner for 2023 by the Business Intelligence Group. SparkCognition Visual AI Advisor was named a 2023 product winner in the computer vision category. “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award for computer vision,” said Vijay Doradla, President at SparkCognition. “Our Visual AI Advisor’s ability to understand video images in real-time has allowed organizations around the world to prevent workplace accidents, identify product defects, improve processes, and even detect active shootings—saving lives, reducing costs, and increasing productivity.” 

We also announced a reseller partnership agreement with Netsync Network Solutions (Netsync), working together to bring SparkCognition’s Visual AI Advisor to industries and organizations nationally. “For almost two decades, we have been committed to advancing the use of technology to solve industries’ most pressing issues,” said Shawn Sellers, Director of Vendor Management at Netsync Network Solutions. “Our partnership with SparkCognition will provide our customers access to proven AI technology from an award-winning leader in the category.”


Our latest blogs

Check out these highlights from our blog articles last month.

Exploring AI and the Future of Defense: TMI23 in Review

Quoting our founder and CEO, Amir Husain, during his opening remarks:  

“People don’t generally like change, but the change-makers have to bring about that change. And so no matter how hard and no matter how small we were when we started, these are just facts. These are factual things that we’ve done. We’ve deployed now on hundreds of thousands of cameras in 16 countries. We have 130,000 people using SkyGrid software. We have gigawatts of energy under management. Over the last three years, our AI software has shipped about two to 3 billion barrels of oil. We are making a small difference toward that vision. So when you leave here, hopefully, my other dream and desire is for you all to leave here as friends because you are brilliant people, extremely accomplished people with great connectivity, with amazing organizations. And imagine just discussing, talking, getting to know each other, and then figuring out what we might all do as a group: to be able to do it together. There’s going to be hopefully a lot of collaboration that comes out of this.”

Celebrating Earth Day 2023 and Taking Action to Fight Climate Change

On the importance of slowing, halting, and reversing the impacts of climate change:

“One of the ways we can make a difference—today—is by enabling Renewable Energy operators to maximize their operational efficiency with our proven artificial intelligence and renewable energy solutions. SparkCognition Renewable Suite makes clean energy more profitable, a critical unlocking mechanism to spur the world’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources so that we can achieve net zero faster.” 

How Visual AI Enables HSE Improvement

Walking through a SparkCognition webinar explaining how computer vision helps companies track near-misses and unsafe acts in the workplace:

“Amrite and Sasse explained that, on average, organizations spend around $40,000 per safety incident, which can balloon up to $1.2 million if there is a fatality. There are indirect costs related to workplace accidents, such as productivity loss, shutdowns, and brand image damage, too. Given the high cost of incidents, HSE investment is a top priority for organizations. CFOs that SparkCognition has interviewed say that every dollar spent on HSE improvement yields a twofold return on investment. The question is: what solution provides the best balance of total visibility, actionable insights, non-disruptive deployment, and scalability across the enterprise?”

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 AI advancements. 


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