We were quite honored recently to be included as a leading AI firm in research reports by two of the largest analyst firms in the industry: Forrester and IDC.
The Forrester New Wave Report highlighted key Computer Vision Consultancies and noted Wovenware along with 12 other providers – including major firms, such as Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte and PwC.
The IDC Innovators Report identified emerging vendors of AI services that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or an innovative new technology — or both. Wovenware was one of only four providers recognized for its AI services.
Being included among an elite group of the world’s largest consulting firms and software vendors is quite encouraging. It goes to show that it doesn’t matter how big you are, but true success relies on innovation, expertise and a deep commitment to helping companies derive the greatest value out of advanced AI, such as computer vision or deep learning solutions.
While we hear daily about the growing role of AI, the truth of the matter is that it’s really only been in widespread use for a short time. AI is still a specialized science and many firms – especially large and broad-based ones – have not yet built up a customer base nor the talent and infrastructure, and they continue to grapple with how best to support it.
The fact that we’ve been built from the ground to support custom software and AI puts us at a distinct advantage. We do have the use cases, as well as the talented data science and software engineering experts to support continued innovation.
And continued innovation is exactly what is occurring. Computer vision technology is at the forefront of deep learning and it’s enabling algorithms to detect very specific images on earth, from satellites. It’s already at work with federal agencies, and seeping into urban planning, sustainability and healthcare. It can help identify the number of cars on congested thoroughfares, the reduction of trees in a forest or suspicious spots on an X-ray. In fact, the Forrester report noted that Wovenware customers “praised its support for the entire CV lifecycle, technical expertise, and professional execution.”
Other forms of AI are also emerging, such as chatbots, predictive analytics and machine learning to automate core processes in a variety of industries, and Wovenware is at the forefront of those technologies.
But, we’re not just creating technology for technology’s sake. We’ve been successful because we’re led by customer needs, and the technology solutions follow. Our Design Thinking practice helps clients uncover their business challenges, end-user frustrations and desires and then we brainstorm, test and execute solutions that address them. It’s a team effort that comprises our design professionals, software engineers, data scientists, data specialists and most importantly, customers and end users.
Computer vision and AI are just now bursting on the scene, and we’re proud that we’re being seen as one of the front-runners. These technologies are holding great promise and there are plenty of opportunities for every player to succeed – we’re so glad we’re one of them.