AI Industry Leader, SparkCognition, Named Finalist for Two AIconics Awards

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AIconics Awards Exclusive: Finalists Announced

SparkCognition, the world’s first cognitive security analytics company, has been named a finalist for the AIconics Awards, in two categories. The AIconics are the world’s only independently-judged awards celebrating the drive, innovation and hard work in the international Artificial Intelligence Community, with the winners announced exclusively at The AI Summit, September 28 in San Francisco.

SparkCognition develops cutting-edge machine learning that models physical and virtual assets, continuously learns from data, and derives intelligent insights to secure and protect infrastructure round the clock. The company’s technology is capable of harnessing real time sensor data and learning from it continuously, allowing for more accurate risk mitigation and prevention policies to intervene and avert disasters.

At The AI Summit European flagship in London back in May, AI Business received a huge number of AIconics entries across the AI technology vendor spectrum active in the UK and Europe– from the freshest startups all the way through to longstanding innovators such as IAG, DRYiCE, BY HCL Technologies and Artificial Solutions.

“SparkCognition did stand out among the award nominations,” said George Kipouros, the Director of AI Business, the AIconics Awards. “This company was named a finalist in two categories, in a field where entry numbers reached a record high of 100+. We are excited to reveal the winners later this month.”

“We are proud to be recognized among our peers,” said John King, SparkCognition’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “Over the past several years there have been so many amazing validators that we are at the cutting edge in AI. From honors and awards like the Edison Awards, Gartner, IBM, Frost and Sullivan, Nokia, and now Alconics, to investment from industry leaders like Chicago Mercantile Exchange Ventures and Verizon Ventures. Our biggest point of pride continues to be our happy customers – so many successful deployments where our technologies are making marked improvements in their businesses.”

The Alconics Awards feature six categories, recognizing industry leaders across a broad spectrum of AI technologies, and today we are very excited to announce that SparkCognition is a finalist for two categories.

Best Intelligent Assistant
Virtual assistants and advanced voice/text recognition capabilities are changing the enterprise landscape at an exponential rate. They can enable greater productivity, accuracy, and even a more personal ‘human’ touch to communications which otherwise would not get the desired attention. This award showcases the brilliance in the recent advancements in this space.

Best Innovation in NLP
As many businesses look toward productivity and automation of roles and tasks, Natural Language Processing sits at the heart of the opportunity. Whether specifically focused on ‘understanding’, ‘generating’, or the end-to-end process itself – there is a great amount of potential for enterprises to adopt NLP into their organization, and this award champions the providers at the head of the curve.

SparkCognition’s cybersecurity centered solution analyzes structured and unstructured data and natural language sources to identify potential attacks in the IT and IoT environments. The uniqueness of the cognitive platform is underscored by the fact that it can continuously learn from data and derive automated insights to thwart emerging issues, without the need to build manual models.

About The AIconics Awards
The AIconics award winners will be announced at The AI Summit in San Francisco on 28 September, in the Fort Mason Center’s illustrious 600-seat capacity Cowell Theater. For more information on how to get involved with the AIConics and The AI Summit please check out the latest website updates: or

About SparkCognition
Based in Austin, TX, SparkCognition, Inc. is the world's first Cognitive Security Analytics company. SparkCognition is successfully building and deploying a Cognitive, data-driven Analytics platform for Clouds, Devices and the Internet of Things industrial and security markets by applying patent-pending algorithms that deliver out of-band, symptom-sensitive analytics, insights, and security. SparkCognition was named the 2015 Hottest Start Up in Austin by SXSW and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, was the only US-based company to win Nokia’s 2015 Open Innovation Challenge, was a 2015 Gartner Cool Vendor, and is a 2016 Edison Award Winner. SparkCognition’s Founder and CEO, Amir Husain, is a highly awarded serial entrepreneur and prolific inventor with nearly 50 patents and applications to his name. Amir has been named the top technology entrepreneur in Austin by the Austin Business Journal, is the 2016 Austin Under 40 Award Winner for Technology and Science, and serves as an advisor to the IBM Watson Group and the University of Texas Computer Science Department. For more information on the company, its technology and team, please visit

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