Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Reveal and CDFS Australia partner to enable their corporate clients across APAC solve eDiscovery...

Reveal, the global provider of the AI-powered eDiscovery, review and investigations platform, and forensics data specialists, CBIT Digital Forensics Services (CDFS), announced an alliance aimed at providing enhanced eDiscovery solutions and tools to legal and corporate clients. This allows CDFS to leverage the power of Reveal’s AI-powered platform to streamline the eDiscovery process and offer clients with unmatched expertise and technological capabilities.
Mark Mader, Smartsheet Chief Executive Officer

Smartsheet unveils new platform to unlock customer potential at scale

Smartsheet, the enterprise work management platform, has announced its next generation Smartsheet platform featuring product capabilities that unlock sophisticated solution building, AI-driven data insights, and massive scale during its annual ENGAGE customer conference. Whether launching healthcare clinics, managing acquisitions, or running marketing programs with tens of thousands of projects simultaneously, Smartsheet supports its clients as they take on more mission-critical workloads.
Adam Beavis, Vice President and Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand at Databricks

Databricks doubles headcount across Australia and New Zealand, signalling soaring demand for Gen AI...

Databricks, the Data and AI company, on the heels of its Series I fundraise of over US$500 million, has announced that it has more than doubled its headcount in Australia and New Zealand over the last two years and plans to continue hiring over the next 12 months. To support growing customer demand across the ANZ region, Databricks now employs a team of over 150 employees across ANZ. The company also revealed that it is one of the fastest-growing software companies globally with over U$1.5 billion revenue run rate.
Bob Hickey, Chief Executive Officer at Bynder

Bynder acquires pioneering AI search solutions specialist EMRAYS to help revolutionize DAM user experience

Bynder, the world-renown digital asset management (DAM) platform has announced the acquisition of EMRAYS, a specialist provider of artificial intelligence search solutions for DAM. The acquisition elevates Bynder’s widely recognised user experience and will improve asset findability for Bynder DAM users. It builds on Bynder’s existing investments in AI and reaffirms the company’s commitment to helping customers conquer the complexity and chaos of proliferating content with the most powerful, intuitive, and richly integrated DAM platform.

BRIA AI taps Getty Images, Alamy and Envato Inbox to launch visual Generative AI...

BRIA AI, a commercially viable, responsible visual generative AI solution, launched a disruptive suite of Visual Gen AI foundation models using licensed visual content from Getty Images, a global visual content creator and marketplace, Alamy, prominent collection of stock images, vectors and videos, and Envato, the provider of global marketplaces for creative assets.
Dayle Hall, Chief Marketing Officer at SnapLogic

SnapLogic unveils its 2023 Integreat Tour featuring top industry experts led by San Francisco...

SnapLogic, the generative integration firm, announced the 2023 Integreat Tour, the second annual in-person global conference series dedicated to “Prompting the Future with Generative Integration.” The tour will include two stops – San Francisco on Oct. 3 and London on Nov. 2. This year’s in-person Integreat Tour will host enterprise IT executives, data and application leaders, and integration practitioners from a broad range of industries alongside SnapLogic customers and partners to learn about innovative solutions and gain actionable advice from industry leaders using generative integration to shrink their information technology backlog.
Lucy Debono, Modern Work Business Group Director, Microsoft Australia and New Zealand

Microsoft brings AI productivity tools to Aussie organisations with launch of M365 Copilot Early...

Microsoft has announced the first Australian customers to access Microsoft 365 (M365) Copilot as part of the invitation-only global Early Access Program. AGL, Data#3, Bupa, NAB, Powerlink Queensland, Rest Super and Suncorp are among the first organisations in Australia to deploy the groundbreaking M365 Copilot, a powerful generative AI service that combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with organisational data from Microsoft 365.

University of Technology Sydney and trailblazing startup Vudoo join forces to unlock Artificial Intelligence...

Vudoo, an interactive video and content commerce pioneer, and the University of Technology Sydney’s Data Science Institute will combine forces to develop an Artificial Intelligence-based recommendation engine to derive deep insights on user consumption of video content. The project is backed by a $50,000 Entrepreneurs’ Programme federal grant secured by Vudoo, which will top-up an extra $96,000 to the research and development collaboration with UTS.
Dr. Helgi Helgason, Head of AI at Guide to Europe

Guide to Europe launches innovative AI-powered itinerary planning solution

Guide to Europe announced an advancement in travel planning: Travis, an AI travel planner powered by generative AI, now offers users optimized travel itineraries based on customer preferences, attraction proximity, a unique blend of review data, opening hours, and other critical variables. Using a state-of-the-art genetic AI algorithm, Travis curates an unparalleled selection of attractions and optimizes routes to offer a seamless travel experience.
Ali Ghodsi, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Databricks

Data and AI firm Databricks raises over $500 million in Series I funding

Databricks, the Data and AI company, announced its Series I funding, raising over $500m. This funding values the company at $43 billion and establishes the price per share at $73.50. The series is led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates which is joined by existing investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Baillie Gifford, ClearBridge Investments, funds and accounts managed by Counterpoint Global (Morgan Stanley), Fidelity Management & Research Company, Franklin Templeton, GIC, Octahedron Capital and Tiger Global along with new investors Capital One Ventures, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and NVIDIA.