AI & Machine Learning Awards
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Winners demonstrate an outstanding understanding of their chosen field
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What are these awards all about?
Artificial intelligence as a concept has existed for decades, but only in recent years have businesses begun large-scale adoption. AI technologies have the potential to reshape the world that we live in and change the way that we work.
From data entry to chatbots to healthcare and the environment, artificial intelligence has applications in every industry, sector, and role. Even the most basic implementations can free a workforce from time-consuming manual tasks, with more recent developments providing real insight into customer data and helping to directly address medical challenges.
The Computing AI & Machine Learning Awards recognise the best companies, individuals, and projects in the AI space today. The awards cover every corner of the industry: security, ethics, data analysis, innovation and more, as well as showcasing the movers and shakers: the technology heroes and projects that deserve industry-wide praise.
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Huseyin is a research-oriented and enterprise-focused academic and manager with both academic and industry experiences in data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and emerging & disruptive technologies/systems. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and has been involved with a portfolio of collaborative research, enterprise and teaching/learning projects of over £20M as PI, Co-I and international researcher in collaboration with universities and companies in the UK and abroad. He was one of the founding members of the Institute of Coding and lead its activities at Northumbria University until September 2019. He previously worked as a Reader/Assoc Professor and Director of Enterprise & Engagement for the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University and Faculty Head of Research Operations for the Faculty of Technology at De Montfort University.
Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of Incisive Media's technology-focused titles: Computing and The Inquirer. He oversees all content across print, web, tablet editions, rich media and events - including the IT Leaders' Dining Club and Computing Summits. During Stuart's tenure Computing has transformed from a print-reliant business to a bleeding edge multi-channel brand with an industry-leading events portfolio. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.
John Leonard is Group Research Director for the Enterprise Technology Group at Incisive Media. He has designed and conducted research studies and analyses covering many of the aspects of business technology that are driving the way we live and work today.
David is a pioneer for technology creating positive social and environmental change. Holding roles as CIO, CTO and CDO in companies that include IBM and Credit Suisse, he was the first CIO for such prominent British organisations as The British Film Institute, Royal Botanical Gardens Kew and The Prince’s Trust. At Enginuity David’s focus is building a new ‘innovation lab’, introducing radical innovation to enable British Engineering to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges emerging from the 4th Industrial revolution. He says it is “a truly exciting time to be working in this sector. The great environmental and social challenges of this generation will either be solved by changing our behaviours or by solving complex problems, and for that we need engineers.”
David has been voted within the top 100 UK CIOs for 2017, 2018 & 2019, awarded CDO of the year 2018, coached the Digital Team of the Year 2019 and awarded Data for Good Award in 2019.
Ryan has spent most of his last 15-years in Technology Leadership roles building on the previous 15-years working at the coalface across applications, infrastructure and service. Having moved on from full time engagements to Consulting work, he has set up DCxO Limited as his own company and currently works as an associated Leadership and Transformation Consultant with Equal Experts.
Ryan is as happy sitting in CIO & CTO roles as he is getting into the detail of Transformation work helping organisations move from legacy & monoliths based on Waterfall to more Agile and DevOps driven approaches. Helping clients evolve is always Ryan's goal.
Mark Ridley is an entrepreneur and technologist working with startups and corporates to ensure that technology is used creatively and effectively to support their strategy. Recognised as one of the top ten CIOs in the UK, he writes and speaks regularly about the use of technology, agile methodologies and digital working.
Mark was the technical co-founder of reed.co.uk, the largest job site in the UK, where he served as technology director during its growth from four people to over 350. At Reed, he created the internal incubator, Monday Labs, to seed new business ideas, before leaving to join Accenture to help establish their new innovation hub in Dublin.
From 2017, Mark served as Group CTO of venture builder Blenheim Chalcot, working with CEOs and CTOs across the portfolio on product and technology strategy. Now at Ridley Industries he advises executive teams, investors and company boards in industries as diverse as healthcare, education, financial services and publishing.
Tom Allen is the Site Editor for Delta, Computing's market intelligence service, and writes for both Computing and The Inquirer. He joined Incisive Media in 2017 from the display industry, trading LCDs and quantum dots for big data and the IoT. As well as tech market analysis, Tom's role consists of interviewing C-level IT leaders, organising events and complaining about improper use of the Oxford comma.
Natalia Konstantinova is a versatile person involved in a variety of tech-based activities, including working with the Journal of Natural Language Engineering, teaching, reviewing for various conferences, organising events and workshops.
Having a background in Computational Linguistics, she communicates easily with both technical and non-technical people. Her key interests are in the field of Natural Language Processing, machine translation, information extraction, dialogue systems, speech, data analytics, machine learning and project management.
Dr David Hoyle is a PhD data scientist with deep expertise in predictive analytics and machine learning, who combines real-world commercial experience with a 20-year university research career in mathematical and statistical modelling.
David previously led his own university research group, making world-leading contributions to bioinformatics and high-dimensional data analysis. Now working in the private-sector, he has experience of developing stress-testing and credit-risk models of a £1.5 billion loans portfolio for a
Tier 1 UK bank; performing store price zoning analysis for a large US-based retailer with a $15 billion turnover whilst working for Dunnhumby; and leading a team of data scientists and analysts at the digital automotive platform AutoTrader UK.
Within the wider machine learning community, David has produced 41 peer-reviewed publications in international journals, and is a regular invited speaker at various academic and industry data science, AI and machine learning conferences.
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Dan's work involves helping people make sense of data, using machine learning and data visualisation, and understanding it's impact and limitations. At News UK, he looks after the teams who use data to build tools for the newsrooms, inform the digital product experience for readers, and govern the ethical use of data.
Before working in media, Dan discovered data science and visualisation whilst working in a UK government agency, and then a social media startup, as the field was becoming established. Prior to that, unaware of what to do with a degree in economics and public policy, he was a consultant, working in risk and strategy for Visa, helping banks in Africa and Europe manage credit card fraud and prepare for the move to cashless payments.
Awarded to an outstanding and innovative AI project.
Best use of ai
ai professional of the year
An extraordinary individual with exemplary professional performance in AI.
Automation tech provider of the year
For a company with a ground-breaking automation-based product or service.
best emerging technology in ai award
A new use of artificial intelligence that solves a specific challenge.
outstanding analytics infrastructure award
Streamline processes and enable citizen data scientists.
outstanding security automation award
Are you winning the cyber arms race?
special award: ai/ml team of the year
Working together is key for success – there are no siloes here.
best ai startup
Awarded to an ingenious startup company developing or utilising AI solutions.
outstanding data analytics solution award
Unlock the full power of data.
Now in their second year, the AI and Machine Learning Awards honour the companies and individuals who are supporting and driving innovation and development in all areas of artificial intelligence.
Explore our 2020 Awards
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best cloud or networking automation tool
A product or service that eases the burden of cloud or network management.
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Active Fund Awards
outstanding ai/ml industry project award
A ground-breaking project, pushing the boundaries of AI and machine learning.
Most innovative use of ai/ml
Experimental uses of AI and ML can reveal unexpected and rewarding results.
most innovative ai solutioN
A tool, solution or approach that solves a challenge in a new and unexpected way.
best use of predicitve/prescriptive analytics
Predict the future for business success.
best use of automation
Ranging from data entry to machine learning, automation can solve many challenges.
Best RPA solution
Using software robots to lower the barrier to entry into automation for firms of any size.
special award: ai/ml educational resource
Awarded to an exceptional resource that is helping to upskill people in the burgeoning field of AI
most innovative ml solution
Machine learning has hundreds of possible uses – only the most impressive will stand out
from the pack.
passive fund awards
Active fund awards
Best use of AI
Who made the shortlist?
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About this category
AI is changing rapidly, with use in many different systems. With applications in everything
from ERP to security and recruitment, in can no longer be a black box: companies must be able to
provide the reasoning behind AI decision-making. This award goes to the company that can
demonstrate an innovative and successful implementation, with clear benefits to the end user.
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Who's the winner?
“A great example of where a AI-driven tool can assist in automating several important functions.”
Why the winner was chosen?’
AI Professional of the Year
The demand for AI professionals has skyrocketed, in line with the explosion of AI/ML adoption
across many organisations. This award goes to the individual who can demonstrate the most
impressive performance across the last 12 months; this could be due to a specific project or
collection of projects; a product or several products; or some other form of AI-related professional
activity. The winner is a hard-working and innovative individual, with a bright future in the AI space.
“This person is using AI to improve lives across many sectors. We applaud their contributions.”
with Chris Knoblauch highly commended
Automation Tech Provider of the Year
Automation helps organisations to free staff up from repetitive tasks and unlock their
creativity. This Award is for the firm with a truly impressive product or service; this could be due to its functionality, uniqueness, market share, performance or some combination of these traits.
“It's a great story and we can see the painstaking innovation and development
that has gone into this. Truly first class.”
Best AI Startup
Luminance technologies ltd
The developing role of AI, and the resulting impact on customers, has become a focus point of
success for organisations of all kinds. The Best AI Startup Award is presented to a company, founded
within the last five years, that has utilised the opportunities AI and ML are now bringing to
organisations of all kinds. Focusing on AI/ML, the company should be developing solutions to sell, or
have significant reliance on AI/ML technology to deliver the services or solutions it sells. The winner
must be using AI in a truly transformational way.
“A new technology that can lead to a better user experience and also cost savings.”
Best Cloud or Networking Automation Tool
Managing enterprise workloads, whether in the cloud or on a network, is a time-consuming
manual process. Offloading the work of provisioning virtual machines, load balancing and
management can dramatically raise efficiency, security and availability. This category goes to the entrant with an innovative and fully featured automation solution that is designed to ease the burden of cloud or network management.
“With the recent increase and demand for home working we are all beginning to recognise just how important network performance is both in terms of latency and bandwidth. Thisentry applies a novel approach to using ML to optimise these factors at a couple of orders of magnitude. An important innovation.”
Best Emerging Technology in AI Award
AI has been evolving for years, and researchers continue to develop new technologies that
can change the world - whether wholesale or focusing on specific parts. Here we looked for the best new solution, paying particular attention to the challenge it aimed to overcome, its feasibility and how it addressed that challenge.
“A very interesting project; we can see its applicability across a wide range ofindustries, which makes it even stronger.”
Best RPA Solution
A subset of the wider world of automation, robotic process automation relies on software
robots or AI workers, which work in the front-end, instead of APIs; lowering the barrier to entry for automation for many firms. The winning solution had to be in use in the world today and enable significant levels of automation in any area: that could be data entry, security, machine operation or anything else. Real-world implementation is particularly important.
“A great solution delivering massive benefits and enabling the removal of people-heavy processes.”
Automation can range from simple data entry to highly complex natural language processing and security information event management. This award is for an implementation where automation has been deployed swiftly and safely to solve a significant challenge - with specific detail paid to what that challenge was, why automation was chosen to solve it and what the outcomes have been.
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Best Use of Automation
“It's difficult to compete with the level of automation that lies at the core of the winner's business model. There is a clear articulation of the benefits and a great description of the ethical impact.”
Best Use of Predictive/
Predictive and prescriptive analytics technologies can answer important questions for every
type of organisation. Using data to predict what will happen, and understanding how to act on that information, helps to prepare for future scenarios of all types - particularly useful in times of major change. Genuine use cases are critical to success, showcasing the benefits these tools have brought, with details around the RoI and behavioural changes they have driven.
“Making sure the right things are in the right placed to be used has been tested recently with the PPE issue around Covid-19. This submission shows how using ML to monitor the spread of Covid and predict the need for PPE can deliver better response times and reduce logisticscosts.”
This award will go to the impressive AI solution that brings something genuinely new to its
users. It could be the result of a major breakthrough or advance in technology, or simply a new way
of approaching an old problem. This award is judged on a variety of factors, including details of the
innovation itself, how it was created and how it differs from its rivals.
Most Innovative AI Solution
Tata Consultancy Services
(A Thales company)
“The scale of the solution demonstrated is impressive. The need for realistic synthetic datasets in the commercial domain is a very real one, and the usefulness for the testing of engineering systems and pipelines is clear.”
with highly commended
This award is for a machine learning solution that brings something genuinely new to its users.
It could be the result of a major breakthrough or advance in technology, or simply a new way of
approaching an old problem. This award is judged on a variety of factors, including details of the
innovation itself, how it was created and how it differs from its rivals.
Most Innovative ML Solution
(A thales company)
“The winner is delivering the future with a platform that is able to perform many of the important but repetitive tasks within the legal profession, using an expert blend of supervised and unsupervised ML techniques.”
Use of AI/ML
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are one of the most significant technological
developments of the century. While we are past the point where it can be referred to as a trend,
widescale adoption is still in the very early stages and often confined to proof-of-concepts. That
makes these implementations ripe for experimentation and innovation.
ge appliances and dac
“An interesting and innovative use of AI and ML, with a number of examples of tangible outcomes.”
Outstanding AI/ML Industry Project Award
There are many uses for AI and ML, from automating data entry to teaching a car to drive itself. We are seeking a project that has accomplished something radically different, which a manual approach would struggle or be unable to accomplish.
anglian eater services with cognizant worldwide ltd
luminance technologies ltd
“Clearly one of the useful AI/ML-driven tools in the legal sector.”
Outstanding analytics Infrastructure award
Effective infrastructure can make data, and its insights, more accessible to users, by embedding analytics in their standard operational processes. This award is for the analytics infrastructure platform or solution that demonstrates the best features, adoption and differentiation from its competition.
“Automatically identifying and visualising key data is a fantastically intuitive way to handle analytics.”
Outstanding data analytics solution award
Data is the lifeblood of every organisation, but it's worthless without the ability to unlock its value. We are hunting for the data analytics solution that demonstrates superior capabilities and features, as well as evidence of strong market performance.
tig data intelligence
anglian water services with cognizant worldwide Ltd
“An interesting and useful data-gathering and analytics platform.”
with highly commended
Outstanding security automation award
Cyber security is essential to modern businesses, but staying ahead of attackers is a constant struggle. Automating some or all of that security to watch for attacks and respond in real time can remove a significant burden from overworked staff, but is full autonomy even possible? This award is for a solution that goes further than any other towards increasing security while lowering the burden on IT staff.
NAtional Enabling Programmes (NEP)
“Innovations like this are key in a maturing cyber-crime environment.”
Special Award: AI/ML Team of the Year
Sometimes an entry is so strong it deserves individual recognition – hence the creation of our Special Awards.
No project can succeed without the effort and application of talented individuals, working together. This award focuses on the team and its output, but also considers the effort of the owning organisation to enable collaboration, break down siloes and support innovation. The project is new and different, with strong evidence of success by the team.
Rentokil - AI Rhythm
Special Award: AI/ML Educational Resource
Sometimes an entry is so strong it deserves individual recognition – hence the creation of our Special Awards.
Although AI and ML technologies have been around in various guises for some time, it is a fast-moving field, and technologists must keep up to speed with the latest developments. This award is for an AI/ML educational resource that demonstrates a real impact on its users, helps them to further their understanding of the technologies and provides practical skills.
TCS - IBM Applied AI Certificate!