An Ecosystem of Innovators: Vation Ventures 2023 Global Summit Recap

An Ecosystem of Innovators: Vation Ventures 2023 Global Summit Recap

The Vation Ventures Global Summit was an incredible success, full of innovative insights, ideas, and leaders—we've recapped our two-day event in this article to share the invaluable experience.

Innovation Insights
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November 14, 2023

The Vation Ventures Global Summit was a unique opportunity for our ecosystem of innovators from around the world to come together and explore the ever-evolving landscape of innovation. Attendees had the chance to network with fellow executives, learn about emerging technologies, gain exclusive insights from esteemed keynote speakers, and share their expertise in breakout sessions. The Global Summit provided an invaluable platform for discussing topics such as cybersecurity, automation, data management and analytics, customer experience, and leadership – all essential elements that drive successful businesses forward in the 21st century.  

The Vation Ventures Global Summit was an eye-opening experience for all who attended. Not only did the event bring together industry leaders from across the globe, but it also provided an opportunity for them to share their knowledge and expertise with each other meaningfully, as it reminded us all that human connection is essential. Through interactive breakout sessions, panels, and keynote speakers, participants gained invaluable insight into the latest trends in technology, funding, and innovation. Attendees had the opportunity to network with executives, emerging technologies, channel partners, and other innovators – providing a unique space for collaboration between those driving today's technological advancements.

We want to extend a big thank you to our Global Summit Title Sponsor, SentinelOne, a leading provider of autonomous security solutions for endpoint, cloud, and identity environments. Founded in 2013 by a team of cybersecurity and defense experts, SentinelOne revolutionized endpoint protection with a new, AI-powered approach. Its platform unifies prevention, detection, response, remediation, and forensics in an easy-to-use solution. Its endpoint security product is designed to protect your organization’s endpoints from known and unknown threats, including malware, ransomware, and APTs. It uses artificial intelligence to continuously learn and adapt to new threats, providing real-time protection and automated response capabilities.  

SentinelOne Title Sponsor Lounge

As our Title Sponsor, their dedication to innovation and the technology ecosystem is evident. SentinelOne understands that cybersecurity is constantly evolving and that the threats facing organizations are becoming increasingly sophisticated. That’s why they are committed to staying at the forefront of technology and innovation and providing its customers with the best protection against cyber threats.  

Vation's State of The Industry: Exploring Innovation Together

To start the Global Summit, Vation Ventures’ Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Joe O’Callaghan, delivered an exclusive State of the Industry keynote that left an impactful message: Innovation is happening at a rapid speed due to AI, and we must act now to stay ahead of the curve and not get left behind.  

Joe outlined three key scenarios in the intersection of technology and market readiness:

A Primed Market with Lagging Technology: When the market is eager for advancement, but technology has yet to catch up, strategic investment in technological infrastructure becomes crucial. Understanding consumer needs and market trends is vital for companies to stay relevant and capitalize on these moments for strategic and operational shifts.  

Advanced Technology with a Tentative Market: This scenario involves technology outpacing market readiness, creating a gap. It calls for businesses to create environments that encourage experimentation and forward-thinking. Adapting business models and customer engagement strategies is essential to bridge this gap and facilitate market adaptation to new technologies.

Synchronized Technology and Market Readiness: The ideal scenario where technological evolution meets market anticipation. Companies in this sweet spot should focus on enhancing customer experiences and strategically leveraging market trends for growth and industry leadership.

The presentation further explored the "Anatomy of Technological Revolutions," detailing the phases of innovation:

  • Irruption Phase: Marked by the emergence of disruptive concepts challenging traditional norms.
  • Frenzy Phase: Characterized by rapid development and the need for swift adaptation.
  • Synergy Phase: Harmonizing innovations to realize their full potential.
  • Maturity Phase: Ingraining revolutionary technologies into daily life and business, focusing on refinement and optimization.

The acceleration of innovation cycles was highlighted, emphasizing the need for businesses to adopt agile and adaptable strategies to remain competitive. Emphasizing proactive innovation and an agile mindset, Joe suggested that swift adoption of innovation is essential for modern businesses.

The analogy of creating a 'cookbook' of innovation strategies was used to describe the process of developing and testing innovative approaches, akin to perfecting recipes in a restaurant. This process then scales up, much like franchising a successful restaurant concept, requiring robust systems for consistency across varied environments.

Joe O'Callaghan Vation State of the Industry

In conclusion, the presentation at the Global Summit offered a comprehensive view of the dynamic between technological advancements and market readiness. Joe's insights provided a roadmap for businesses to effectively navigate this landscape, underscoring the importance of innovation in driving growth and maintaining a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving world.

Exclusive Access To Vation Research & Insights: AI - The Next Wave Of Market Transition  

Day two was an exciting dive into the latest technology trends, capturing everyone's attention. Our VP and Chief Technology Evangelist, Troy Cogburn, delivered a thought-provoking analysis of how AI is propelling the next wave of market transition. He also shared exclusive insights on how businesses can confidently prepare for this exciting transformation. It was an informative, sincere, and positive experience that left us feeling confident and enthusiastic about the future.

The keynote started with an introduction to the role of AI in today's business landscape, underscoring its burgeoning influence across diverse areas of operation. Troy emphasized AI's ongoing transformation of business operations despite many attendees in the early stages of AI adoption. He cited a significant prediction by Ray Kurtzweil, a Google engineer, about AI achieving human-level intelligence by 2029, highlighting the accelerating pace of AI integration in business.

One of the key focuses of Troy's talk was how AI is reshaping customer experience, data management, and cybersecurity. He elaborated on AI's role in facilitating hyper-personalization and enhancing agent coaching in customer service. In data management, AI's ability to automate processes and generate insightful analytics was highlighted. The discussion also covered the dual role of AI in cybersecurity — both as a tool to scale operations and a new challenge to manage.

A notable aspect of the keynote was the emphasis on AI as a critical driver in enterprise automation. Troy explained the progression from task-based to rule-based automation, ultimately leading to fully autonomous AI-powered operations. He stressed the importance of process mining in understanding processes before automation, illustrating how AI aids in this understanding.

Throughout the session, Troy surfaced several insights:

  • AI significantly impacts all aspects of business, including operations and business models.
  • The rapid adoption rate of AI technology, with a notable increase in its mention in corporate earnings calls.
  • AI's application in areas like cybersecurity, data management, and customer experience enhances efficiency and provides insights.
  • The future trajectory of AI towards autonomous agents capable of understanding and accomplishing tasks.

Troy’s keynote provided a thought-provoking and comprehensive view of AI’s growing influence in the business world, highlighting its role as both a technological advancement and a market enabler. This session offered valuable perspectives for businesses at all stages of AI adoption, from understanding its potential applications to preparing for its inevitable and profound impact on future business landscapes.

Featured Keynotes: Gaining Insight From Global Thought Leaders

Fostering Innovation and Collaboration: Keynote Dinner with Sanjay Poonen

Sanjay Poonen, CEO and President of Cohesity, engaged the audience in a discussion that spanned the evolution of data storage to the role of AI in data management, emphasizing the critical importance of data protection. He shared his insights on hyper-converged secondary storage and how AI is revolutionizing how we manage and analyze data, offering practical advice on meaningfully integrating AI into business processes.

Featured keynote speaker, Sanjay Poonen, CEO and President, Cohesity

Sanjay also offered insights into the realms of leadership and personal development. He highlighted the significance of maintaining work-life balance in today's fast-paced environment, urging leaders to create a family-focused safe zone and to prioritize family time over digital distractions. In the words of Rabindranath Tagore, quoted by Sanjay, “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”  This stuck with many attendees as a reminder that we are all part of a more extensive ecosystem outside of technology and innovation. It underscores the idea that while professional achievements and technological advancements are important, they should not overshadow the fundamental human experiences and relationships that bring deeper satisfaction and joy, akin to the "service" Tagore refers to. Sanjay advocated for servant leadership and the impact of mentorship, emphasizing the value of investing in team development and drawing from personal mentorship experiences.  

His discussion underscored the need for differentiation in business, especially for resellers and vendors in a crowded market. Sanjay stressed the importance of integrity in leadership, prioritizing high-integrity individuals over those with high performance but low integrity. The session surfaced key insights into the evolving landscape of data storage, the potential of AI in secondary data backup, the essence of impactful leadership, the role of mentorship in career growth, and the importance of integrity and differentiation in business. Sanjay's key quotes reflected a deep understanding of these complex topics and their interconnectedness in the modern business world.

Crafting Innovation Ecosystems in Corporate & Startup Worlds with John Shepard  

“Don't give the customers what they're asking for. Give them what they don't realize they can't live without.” – John Shepard, VP of Global Technology, Marriott International  

An enlightening keynote session from John Shepard, Vice President of Global Technology at Marriott International, marked the Global Summit. Shepard unpacked the intricacies of innovation, highlighting its significance in addressing customers' unspoken needs. He aptly described this concept, stating, "Don't give the customers what they're asking for. Give them what they don't realize they can't live without," using the launch of the iPhone as a prime example of this philosophy. The session's agenda thoroughly explored innovation, data leveraging, AI utilization, and the complexities of managing a diverse global brand. This was followed by an interactive Q&A segment, fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas and experiences between Shepard and our attendees.

Shepard's insights were further illuminated through key takeaways from the session. He emphasized the creative essence of innovation, which goes beyond mere technological advances to encompass a deeper understanding of customer needs. He summarized this idea by saying, "I think of innovation as making the impossible possible," illustrating the transformative power of innovative thinking. The discussion also covered the benefits of embedding resources across different teams, which Shepard noted enhances innovative thinking and cross-functional problem-solving. This approach, drawn from his experiences at companies like Amazon, underscores the importance of internal collaboration and adaptability in fostering a culture of innovation.

A significant aspect of Shepard's insights focused on the critical role of future-proofing and data utilization in driving strategic decisions, particularly in the context of a global brand like Marriott. He highlighted the use of AI in deriving insights from diverse data sets while stressing the importance of seamless technology integration to enhance customer experience without detracting from it. Shepard's insights were not just theoretical; they reflected Marriott's strategic initiatives, including significant technological investments and a commitment to attracting talent with a passion for innovation in travel and hospitality. His thought-provoking statements and visionary approach provided a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities in innovation, making the session a highlight of the Vation Ventures Global Summit.

Featured Panels: Connecting With Technology Leaders

Blueprint for Vendor-Enterprise Partnerships

The Innovators Panel provided an engaging and insightful look into the complexities of vendor-enterprise relationships, featuring a lineup of industry leaders such as David Tharp of Dataiku, Alan Fazio of Houlihan Lokey, Ahmad Elsawaf from Transamerica, and Ben Bernstein of Gutsy. The panelists discussed the evolving dynamics between organizations and vendors, drawing parallels to the transformative impacts seen with advancements like cloud technologies. They collectively recognized the pivotal role of these dynamic relationships in driving innovation and operational efficiency across various sectors. The session surfaced crucial insights such as the centrality of trust and honesty in these relationships, the importance of vendors understanding and respecting organizational needs, and the effectiveness of aligning with trusted advisors.

Key takeaways from the panel underscored the importance of trust and transparent communication in these relationships. Establishing trust early and understanding mutual priorities emerged as pivotal themes. David emphasized the need for quick establishment of trust, whereas Alan highlighted honesty in vendors' capabilities as a critical factor. The panel agreed that showcasing the actual value of a vendor's product through efficient demonstrations significantly influences an organization's decision to invest. Ahmad pointed out that successful partnerships are rooted in solving problems together. A notable aspect of the discussion was adapting strategies based on the size and development stage of companies, as mentioned by Ben, who stressed the integration of pre-sale, post-sale, and product aspects in startups.

Vendor-enterprise panel with industry-leading executives

The discussion also ventured into the realm of effective vendor engagement strategies. Here, the panelists shared a preference for a partnership-based approach, focusing on addressing specific organizational challenges over traditional sales tactics. Alan and Ahmad underscored the importance of vendors demonstrating their commitment to solving unique client problems rather than merely pushing products. This perspective was further reinforced by Ben, who pointed out the significance of aligning product offerings with the enterprise's strategic goals.

End Customer Panel

"Help me solve a problem. Don't sell me a product. (A partner) shows that they have skin in the game to me, that they want to solve my business problem together." - Howard Miller, CIO, UCLA Anderson School of Management

The End Customer panel at the Global Summit provided a riveting exploration into the impact of AI across diverse industries, featuring industry leaders such as Gamiel Gram from Mayfield, Bob Howland from Dawn Foods, Howard Miller of UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Neil Goodrich of Envista Forensics. They collectively examined AI's role in revolutionizing the IT stack, akin to the paradigm shift caused by cloud technologies. The consensus among the panelists was a bullish outlook on AI, anticipating it to be a transformative force within their sectors, from food supply to forensics and education.

Beyond the technological marvels of AI, the panelists underscored the importance of change management for its successful adoption. Bob and Neil shared that integrating AI transcends the mere implementation of new technology—it requires a fundamental transformation in leadership thinking and problem-solving approaches. Howard highlighted the value of leadership support and proactive experimentation with AI, indicating that such initiatives are essential to advance the narrative of AI within educational institutions and beyond.

When engaging with technology vendors, the panelists preferred a partnership approach that focuses on solving specific business challenges rather than a straightforward sales pitch. Howard stressed the need for vendors to demonstrate a commitment to addressing the unique problems of their clients, a sentiment echoed by Bob, who emphasized the importance of problem-solving over product selling. Neil also highlighted the need for meaningful dialogue with vendors, emphasizing the depth of understanding required for a successful partnership. These insights reflect the panelists' expectations from vendors and encapsulate their broader vision for AI as a tool for strategic problem-solving rather than an end in itself.

Emerging Technology Showcases: Unlocking The Power of Emerging Technologies

The Global Summit also featured Emerging Technology Showcases, a significant event highlight. This segment, thoughtfully divided into four critical business technology domains – Customer Experience, Cybersecurity, Data Management & Analytics, and Automation – provided a vibrant stage for the latest technological advancements.

In the Customer Experience showcase, innovators introduced groundbreaking tools and applications to revolutionize how businesses interact with their customers. This segment focused on enhancing user engagement, personalization, and the overall customer journey, utilizing technologies like AI, machine learning, and IoT to create more intuitive and responsive customer interfaces.

The Cybersecurity showcase brought to light new and sophisticated solutions aimed at combating the ever-evolving threats in the digital world. Here, cutting-edge security protocols, encryption methods, and threat detection technologies were displayed, highlighting the importance of robust cybersecurity measures in an increasingly vast and interconnected digital landscape.

In the Data Management & Analytics section, the spotlight was on technologies capable of handling the massive influx of data in today's digital era. Tools and platforms that enable efficient data storage, processing, and analysis were demonstrated, showcasing how businesses can derive actionable insights from large data sets and make data-driven decisions.

The Automation showcase featured technologies that are reshaping the way businesses operate. From AI-driven process automation to advanced robotics, this segment offered a glimpse into the future of workplace efficiency and productivity. The showcased technologies emphasized how automation is becoming integral in various industries, streamlining operations and reducing human error.

Each showcase was enriched by the presence of a panel comprising industry leaders who provided expert commentary and engaged in thought-provoking discussions about the potential and challenges of these emerging technologies. Their insights offered a valuable perspective on how these technological advancements can be integrated into current business models and strategies.

Emerging Technology Showcase vendors

Innovators of the Year

A noteworthy aspect of the Emerging Technology Showcases was the presentation of the Innovator of the Year award in each segment. These awards were a testament to the exceptional creativity, advanced thinking, and practical application of technology within Customer Experience, Cybersecurity, Data Management & Analytics, and Automation.  

The winners, selected through votes from the executive audience, were recognized for their technological advancements and contributions to shaping the future of their respective fields. This recognition is a significant acknowledgment of their efforts and achievements, reinforcing the Global Summit’s commitment to highlighting and supporting innovative work in the technology sector.

Customer Experience:

Armilla: Armilla AI is a classical and Generative AI testing and training platform for models allowing large enterprises to build, govern, and scale their AI/ML systems. Its clients leverage Armilla AI to test, validate, fine-tune, improve, and monitor any and all models across the enterprise in a reliable, consistent, and repeatable manner.  


NinjaOne: NinjaOne is a leading unified IT operations solution that simplifies the way IT teams work. With NinjaOne, MSPs and IT departments can automate, manage, and remediate all their endpoint management tasks within one fast, modern, intuitive platform, improving technician efficiency and user satisfaction. NinjaOne supports over 10,000 customers around the world and is consistently ranked #1 for its world-class customer support.  

Data Management & Analytics:  

Tinybird: Tinybird is the real-time data platform for data and engineering teams. Unify your data sources, build real-time data pipelines with SQL, and empower your organization to build with data. Tinybird allows users to integrate various data sources without requiring custom scripts or additional tools.  


Holistic AI: Holistic AI provides a software solution for AI Risk Management and Auditing. It is the platform provider for those wanting to harness AI ethically & safely - allowing its clients to monitor & evidence AI compliance with changing regulations & standards.  

Breakout Sessions: Sharing Expertise Among Peers

Breakout sessions offered in-depth discussions with our Global Summit Sponsors on the latest trends in technology, with a strong emphasis on cybersecurity and AI. Security experts explored the rapidly changing landscape of cyber threats and the need for organizations to adapt quickly, benchmark effectively, and prioritize initiatives to stay ahead. They also provided critical security predictions for the coming year, highlighting the importance of being proactive. In other sessions, the focus shifted to the value and challenges of implementing Generative AI in enterprises, emphasizing the need for foundational elements like explainability, accountability, and trust to realize its full potential.

Executives engaging in breakout session discussions

Groups also examined the role of distribution in IT innovation, with industry leaders discussing how distributors can empower developers and OEMs to quickly gain market adoption. Additionally, the power of AI in detecting cyber fraud was a topic of keen interest, examining how its analytical capabilities can effectively combat evolving threats. Investment outlooks and insights into Generative AI presented by venture capitalists provided a glimpse into the future of AI's role in business and industry.

Discussions on cloud management underscored the necessity of effective strategies to address cloud sprawl, improve visibility, and drive business efficiency in a multi-cloud environment. Lastly, sessions highlighted how Generative AI is transforming customer experience by merging technology with human expertise to create exceptional business outcomes and innovative customer relationships.

Takeaways And Next Steps

The Vation Ventures Global Summit has successfully concluded, leaving a lasting impact on its global assembly of innovators. This year's Summit was a melting pot of ideas, where the confluence of executive networking, expert discussions, and the sharing of insights forged new pathways for innovation. The event carved out a unique space for leaders to connect and discuss pivotal technologies that shape our modern business landscape, including cybersecurity, automation, data management, and customer experience.

We want to extend a big thank you to our Title Sponsor, SentinelOne, and our supporting sponsors, Dataiku, Aisera, Arctic Wolf, GTDC, and HPE for helping us bring together our ecosystem of innovators. Each of our sponsors shows a proven commitment to driving innovation, both in and out of their organizations.  

Vation Ventures Global Summit sponsors

In the wrap-up of this event, we reflect on the profound connections made, the knowledge exchanged, and the future directions illuminated by speakers and participants. The Global Summit wasn't just a gathering but a vibrant reminder of the importance of human connectivity in the digital age. By fostering a collaborative environment, the Vation Ventures Global Summit has proven to be an indispensable nexus for those at the forefront of driving technological progress. The Global Summit didn’t end in New York City; it was the beginning of many connections, ideas, and innovations that will continue throughout the year. Stay tuned for additional content.

Learn More About Our Sponsors and Emerging Technologies:

Title Sponsor:

SentinelOne: SentinelOne is a leading provider of autonomous security solutions for endpoint, cloud, and identity environments. Founded in 2013 by a team of cybersecurity and defense experts, SentinelOne revolutionized endpoint protection with a new, AI-powered approach. Our platform unifies prevention, detection, response, remediation, and forensics in a single, easy-to-use solution.

Supporting Sponsors:

Dataiku: Dataiku is the platform for Everyday AI, enabling data experts and domain experts to work together to build data into their daily operations, from advanced analytics to Generative AI. Together, they design, develop and deploy new AI capabilities, at all scales and in all industries. Organizations that use Dataiku enable their people to be extraordinary, creating the AI that will power their company into the future.  

Aisera: Aisera is a leading provider of a Generative AI platform that offers an AI Copilot, AiseraGPT, and AiseraLLM for various domains such as IT, HR, Finance, Procurement, Facilities, Customer Service, and more. With Aisera, enterprises can speed up building their LLMs or buy ready- to-use Generative AI solutions with pre-trained LLMs using customer data to reduce hallucinations.  

HPE: HPE is the global edge-to-cloud company built to transform your business. How? By helping you connect, protect, analyze, and act on all your data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so you can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world.  

Arctic Wolf: Arctic Wolf® delivers a premier cloud- native security operations platform, designed to end cyber risk and empower organizations of virtually any size and industry to establish world-class security operations.  

GTDC: The GTDC is a worldwide industry association dedicated to highlighting the value of our member distributors in a successful and healthy information technology channel. The Council is comprised of the computer industry’s top distributors dedicated to serving “the channel,” a network of skilled solution providers, Internet resellers and retailers focused on providing hardware, software and services to businesses and consumers around the globe. The GTDC is governed by its Executive Committee and Board of Directors, which consists of senior management representatives of the organization’s membership.  

Emerging Technology Showcase Presenters:  

Customer Experience

Aigo: Aigo is on a mission to deliver Highly Intelligent and Hyper-Personalized Conversational Experiences at Scale for Large Enterprises - for Customers and Employees. Aigo is the First and Only ‘Chatbot with a Brain’ and it is “Light Years” ahead of any enterprise chatbot or conversational AI system.

LiveVox: LiveVox (Nasdaq: LVOX) is a proven cloud CCaaS platform that helps business leaders redefine customer engagement and transform their contact center’s performance. Decision-makers use LiveVox to improve customer experience, boost agent productivity, empower their managers, and enhance system orchestration capabilities. Everything needed to deliver game-changing results can be seamlessly integrated and configured to maximize your success: Omnichannel Communications, AI, a Contact Center CRM, and Workforce Engagement Management tools.  

Descope: Descope is a drag-and-drop customer authentication and identity management platform. Its no / low code CIAM solution enables developers to easily create and customize their entire user journey using visual workflows – from authentication and authorization to MFA and SCIM provisioning. Founded in 2022, Descope is backed by Lightspeed and GGV and is a member of the FIDO Alliance.  

Zingly: Powered by cutting-edge Generative AI, Zingly prioritizes web visitors, qualifies hot leads, and instantly connects them to your awesome sales, onboarding, and support teams. No more missed opportunities or dropped leads. It supercharges your pipeline, speeds up the sales process, reduces customer acquisition costs, and makes digital onboarding and support a breeze.  

Kumospace: Kumospace’s virtual office software allows teams to work from anywhere. Enable your remote and hybrid teams to work together. 20,000+ teams from across the world use our virtual offices to meet for all-hands, brainstorm on whiteboards, and work side-by-side. Kumospace is also the best place to host virtual events. Organizations across the globe use Kumospace to host virtual events from happy hours to major conferences. Our interactive games, music, and virtual drinks facilitate unforgettable experiences and meaningful connections for all.  

Alltius: Alltius is giving enterprises the ability to quickly create generative AI agents that are accurate, secure, and compliant for their customers and employees.  

Armilla: Armilla AI is a classical and Generative AI testing and training platform for models allowing large enterprises to build, govern, and scale their AI/ML systems. Its clients leverage Armilla AI to test, validate, fine-tune, improve, and monitor any and all models across the enterprise in a reliable, consistent, and repeatable manner.  


Island: Island reimagines what the browser can be. By taking in the needs of the enterprise, Island delivers a dramatic positive impact on every layer of cybersecurity and all other functions of IT, while improving the end-user experience and productivity. Leveraging the open-source browser that all major browsers are based on, Island provides fine-grain policy control over every facet of a user’s interaction with a web application, giving the enterprise limitless visibility, control, and compliance with its most critical applications.  

Silverfort: Silverfort is the provider of the first Unified Identity Protection Platform that consolidates security controls across corporate networks and cloud environments to block identity-based attacks. Using innovative agentless and proxyless technology, Silverfort seamlessly integrates with all existing IAM solutions, extending their coverage to assets that could not be protected until today, such as homegrown/legacy applications, IT infrastructure, file systems, command-line tools, machine-to-machine access, and more.  

Red Sift: Red Sift enables organizations to anticipate, respond to, and recover from cyberattacks while continuing to operate effectively. The award-winning Red Sift application suite is the only integrated solution that combines four interoperable applications, internet-scale cybersecurity intelligence, and innovative generative AI that puts organizations on a robust path to cyber resilience.  

NinjaOne: NinjaOne is a leading unified IT operations solution that simplifies the way IT teams work. With NinjaOne, MSPs and IT departments can automate, manage, and remediate all their endpoint management tasks within one fast, modern, intuitive platform, improving technician efficiency and user satisfaction. NinjaOne supports over 10,000 customers around the world and is consistently ranked #1 for its world-class customer support.  

Skyhigh Security: Skyhigh Security protects organizations with cloud-native security solutions that are both data-aware and simple to use. Its market-leading Security Service Edge (SSE) Portfolio goes beyond data access and focuses on data use, allowing organizations to collaborate from any device and from anywhere without sacrificing security.  

Veza: Veza is an identity security company. Identity and security teams use Veza to secure identity access across SaaS apps, on-prem apps, data systems, and cloud infrastructure. Veza solves the blind spots of traditional identity tools with its unique ability to ingest and organize permissions metadata in the Veza Authorization Graph. Global enterprises like Wynn Resorts and Expedia trust Veza to visualize access permissions, monitor permissions activity, automate access reviews, and remediate privilege violations.  

AgileBlue: AgileBlue Cerulean combines the power of AI-enabled cybersecurity with the human touch you trust. Its SOC|SOAR platform is designed to quickly and accurately detect cyber threats across your entire digital infrastructure and cloud, providing you with 24/7 monitoring, detection, and response.  

Gutsy: Enterprises often invest millions of dollars into dozens of security tools but still struggle to get the outcomes they need. The problem isn’t the tools - it’s how they work together. For the first time, Gutsy applies process mining to security to give enterprises a continuous, automatic, data-driven understanding of how all these pieces work together as part of processes.  

SlashNext: SlashNext protects the modern workforce from malicious messages across all digital channels. SlashNext CompleteTM integrated cloud messaging security platform utilizes patented HumanAITM technology with 99.9% accuracy to detect threats in real-time to stop zero-hour threats in email, mobile, and web Messaging Apps. Take advantage of SlashNext’s Integrated Cloud Messaging Security for email, browser, and mobile to protect your organization from data theft and financial fraud breaches today.  

Netskope: Netskope, a global SASE leader, helps organizations apply zero trust principles and AI/ML innovations to protect data and defend against cyber threats. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and real-time security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity.  

Tanium: Tanium, the industry’s only provider of converged endpoint management (XEM), leads the paradigm shift in legacy approaches to managing complex security and technology environments. Only Tanium unifies teams and workflows and protects every endpoint from cyber threats by integrating IT, Compliance, Security, and Risk into a single platform that delivers comprehensive visibility across devices, a unified set of controls, and a common taxonomy for a single shared purpose: to protect critical information and infrastructure at scale.  

BlackFog: BlackFog is a global cybersecurity company that has pioneered on-device anti-data exfiltration (ADX) technology to protect companies from global security threats such as ransomware, spyware, malware, phishing, unauthorized data collection, and profiling. Its software monitors enterprise compliance with global privacy regulations and prevents cyberattacks across all endpoints. BlackFog uses behavioral analysis to preemptively prevent hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in enterprise security systems and network infrastructure.  

Illustria: illustria is dedicated to taking full responsibility for the provenance of open-source code, focusing on quality, AI, security, and compliance at every phase of development. Our solution encapsulates the very essence of risk mitigation, supply chain integrity, and zero-trust principles.  

Data Management & Analytics

EdgeTI: edgeTI is dedicated to providing a platform that facilitates data aggregation, task automation, and user visualization to address real-world challenges. The platform extracts and consolidates operational and management data from disparate systems and offers automated workflow pipelines to orchestrate tasks across various business and IT systems. This ensures that progress, status, and results are presented in a context that aligns with the user’s role and assignment, promoting synchronized work across teams.  

Qualytics: Qualytics is the proactive data quality platform for the entire data quality lifecycle – with ML-generated data quality trained on historic data actuals, Qualytics catches data anomalies in flight as well as at rest and triggers downstream remediation workflows to ensure data confidence for enterprises.  

3i Infotech: 3i Infotech propels the wave of digital transformation initiatives with deep domain expertise across BFSI, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, and Government sectors. With a wide range of IT services, 3i Infotech has successfully transformed the business operations of customers globally.  

Tinybird: Tinybird is the real-time data platform for data and engineering teams. Unify your data sources, build real-time data pipelines with SQL, and empower your organization to build with data. Tinybird allows users to integrate various data sources without requiring custom scripts or additional tools.  

Tessell: Tessell is on a mission to be the go-to DBaaS platform for startups and established enterprises by bringing together the benefits of cloud elasticity, utility economics, and enterprise-level governance and security. With its high-performance, durable data infrastructure, and cross-region replication capabilities, Tessell is perfect for hosting critical databases. The platform’s intuitive and streamlined approach to deploying cloud databases eliminates the need for manual and repetitive data management tasks.  

Bloomfilter: Bloomfilter is an AI-driven process intelligence platform for software development designed to measure and improve the software development lifecycle. We help organizations develop a shared understanding of what the product team is building, when it will be delivered, and how much it costs.  


Sleuth: Sleuth makes improving Engineering Efficiency easy and continuous. Its platform gives teams actionable insights on how to improve developer workflows, automations to instantly ship improvements, and metrics to measure the impact of those improvements. Sleuth works to establish baselines, identify bottlenecks, and measure impact by integrating with your entire toolchain - from source control, issue tracker, and CI/CD to incident tracker and observability tools.

Ramen: Ramen provides a Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solution that provides reliable, high-speed, and secure wireless network coverage in indoor/ outdoor environments where workers, robots, and IoT devices are performing mission-critical tasks in rugged work areas. The Ramen solution streamlines the workflow for the “uncarpeted enterprise” with use cases for Warehouses, Outdoor workyards, Logistics hubs, Factories, Farms, Shipyards, Oil refineries, and Chemical plants.  

SS&C Blue Prism: SS&C Blue Prism allows organizations to deliver transformational business value via our intelligent automation platform. We make products with one aim in mind — to improve experiences for people. By connecting people and digital workers, you can use the right resource, every time, for the best customer and business outcomes. We supply enterprise-wide software that not only provides full control and governance but also allows businesses to react fast to continuous change.  

Nile: Nile modernizes IT operations through the delivery of a new wired and wireless network, built from the ground up to be delivered entirely as a service. Designed to deliver a high-performance experience that’s more reliable and secure, Nile enables organizations to recover critical IT resources while users gain superior connectivity. Nile is not just delivering a network as a service, but a network that is truly at your service.  

Cradlepoint: Corporations and Agencies rely on Cradlepoint and its Cellular Intelligence to build a reliable, secure network for fixed and temporary sites, vehicles, IoT devices, and remote employees — anywhere. A pioneer in Wireless WAN, Cradlepoint offers advanced 4G and 5G routers and adapters — controlled through Cradlepoint NetCloudTM.  

Holistic AI: Holistic AI provides a software solution for AI Risk Management and Auditing. It is the platform provider for those wanting to harness AI ethically & safely - allowing its clients to monitor & evidence AI compliance with changing regulations & standards.  

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