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Sometimes Too Good To Be True Blocks Disruptive Innovation

Author: Jan-Kees Buenen

Over the last few months we have had the opportunity to present our SynerScope Ixiwa solution to many prospect corporations and potential business partners. I have learned a lot from these conversations, both on how to make our offering even more user-friendly, as well as on which technical developments should be prioritized.

Disruptive technology

The most interesting insight however that I got from all these meetings directly results from having truly disruptive technology: generally people do not believe some of the things Ixiwa can do. They think it is too good to be true. For example, people do not believe that we can tag, analyze, categorize and match content of a data lake at a record level without having pre-created metadata. Other people struggle with believing that we can match structured and unstructured data without pre-defined search logic. They question if our patented many-to-many correlator truly can group content, elements or objects in logical clusters. Or they wonder if it is true that business users can easily add and use data-sets in the lake without IT support. Frankly stated: they think we oversell the capabilities of our platform.

Faster, high quality and value generating insights

So we learned we need to show what we can do as early as possible in the relationship; we demo on real data in a real data lake in a live environment so that our partners and clients can first hand experience how our technology works. And when we get to this point, people become enthusiastic and brainstorm about the projects they could do with our technology. Which of course is what we want; deploying our technology to help customers and partners get faster, high quality and value generating insights out of their data.

Demo our capabilities

So please do us a favor and give us a chance by allowing us to demo our capabilities, even if you don’t immediately believe our story. We promise we won’t disappoint you.

Artificial Intelligence ready for “aincient” cultures?

Author: Annelieke Nagel

 

Google, Aincient.org, Synerscope and the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities are creating a revolutionary acceleration in antiquities research

Last Monday I was present at the launch of a fantastic initiative for Egyptian art lovers around the world! A more apt setting was not possible as the presentations were organized in front of the Temple of Taffeh, an ancient Egyptian temple built by order of the Roman emperor Augustus.

Egyptologist Heleen Wilbrink, founder of Aincient.org, Andre Hoekzema, Google country manager Benelux and Jan-Kees Buenen, CEO SynerScope were the presenters that afternoon.

Aincient.org is the driving force behind this pilot project. Thus all presentations were geared towards explaining the need for protection of the world heritage through digitally capturing the art treasures and even more importantly, being able to research them and accelerate discoveries by merging all data sources.  To secure the progress of this kind of research, it also depends on support of outside funds. (If you are interested, please go to www.aincient.org for further information)

The current online collection of the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO)), consists of around 57,000 items and can now be searched within hours, in a way previously not possible, thanks to SynerScope’s powerful software built on top of Google Cloud Vision API.

The more in-depth technical explanation of the software and partnerships involved, was compelling as it linked Artificial Intelligence and deep learning together with artifacts and an open mind, in order to make this project possible.

This unique pilot program needed to unlock all data available (text, graphs, photos/video, geo, numbers, audio, IoT, biomed, sensors, social) easy and very fast!

The large group of objects (60,000 in this instance but the RMO has another 110,000 more to do) from various siloed databases was categorized and brought together into SynerScope’s data visualisation software: images and texts simultaneously available, linked to a time and location indicator. The system indicates the metadata and descriptions certain items have in common, and the similarities in appearances.

As CEO Jan-Kees Buenen put it: “At SynerScope, we offer quick solutions to develop difficult-to-link data and databases, making them comprehensible and usable”.

Through Aincient.org the RMO online collection can be linked to external databases from other museums around the world. Thus it generated a lot of interest from museums like Teylers Museum Haarlem, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Foundation Digital Heritage (Stichting DEN). They were all present to absorb the state-of-the art information that was presented. Interestingly enough some Egyptologists present expressed their slight scepticism to embrace this new technology to unlock the ancient culture.

We will soon notice that the outcome of the researched data will be used as a source of inspiration for new exposition topics, and I am sure it will also progressively serve the worldwide research community.

I believe this latest technology is the future of the past!

SynerScope announces Gold ISV partner status for Hortonworks

January 16, 2017, The Netherlands – SynerScope, the Big Data Analytics innovator, today announced its GOLD ISV status for Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hortonworks Data Flow (HDF). Hortonworks, a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms has certified SynerScope’s solution and expertise for the Insurance Industry.  As a member of the Hortonworks Partnerworks community, SynerScope is able to develop, test, certify, deploy and support joint solutions as well as gain access to technical and marketing resources.

Jan-Kees Buenen, CEO of SynerScope, said:  “Insurance companies often need to act really quickly due to suddenly changing circumstances. This requires fast decision-making based on current data.  Customers are keen to find and fully understand data patterns to enable insight and action that directly impact business objectives.  We believe our partnership with Hortonworks will give the insurance industry instruments for real-time, ultra-fast decision making by domain experts for continuous improvement.”

The insurance industry is undergoing a radical transformation and regulators are demanding greater focus on solvability. The Hortonworks certified SynerScope solution enables customers to reduce costs and risks, improve efficiency, generate new revenue, drive growth and comply with regulations. SynerScope has linked its advanced high speed visualization technology to HDP. This combination provides machine learning and advanced analysis but also helps avoid creating any specific database lock-ins.  NoSQL, Search and in-memory SQL integrated databases complete the technology stack that allows insurance carriers and other enterprises to become data driven in strategic analysis and operations.

Cindy Maike, general manager for insurance at Hortonworks, commented: “Our customers want insights delivered at the speed of business. Synerscope accelerates customer success with reduced implementation times with its insurance industry knowledge and expertise.”

 

 

Kaspersky and Synerscope join forces to battle cyberthreats with Big Aata Analytics

We are thrilled to announce the partnership between Kaspersky Lab, the world largest privately owned cybersecurity company and SynerScope. We will work together to build a unique innovative offering in the fight against fraud and financially based cybercrime by combining Kaspersky Lab’s powerful Fraud Prevention solutions with SynerScope’s ultra-fast big data analytics technologies. Together, Kaspersky Labs and SynerScope provide a unique sharable interface on cyber data that has tremendous potential. The partnership is set to shape the future of cybersecurity, law enforcement and intelligence services.

CEO of SynerScope, Jan-Kees Buenen says: “With our technology, we can take structured and unstructured data from malware, phishing, spam, texting, social media and digital images and reveal a clearer picture of cyberthreats faced by organisations. This is achieved by running the data through ultra-fast appliances using Dell, IBM and Nvidia components which drastically increases the volume of data that can be brought into scope. In turn, this enables security experts to better understand and make better decisions on how to thwart imminent attacks.” “The future of understanding malware, threats, intrusion and abnormal behaviours lies in data science technologies, ultrafast predictive analytics and machine learning, thus, together with Kaspersky Lab we can take cybersecurity to a new frontier.”

Alex Moiseev, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Europe, said he sees great potential in his company’s partnership with SynerScope. “Not only do we see an immediate opportunity to combine our technologies and create an offering of genuine value that can help in the fight against fraud and cybercrime, but we see future opportunities to work together to create cutting edge and never-seen-before solutions to shore up cybersecurity defences and keep the financial industry safe,” Moiseev said. “It’s just the beginning of our relationship with SynerScope, but we can already see a path upon which to walk with them. I am confident that with our combined strengths, intelligence and research capabilities, it’s a path which will lead us to exciting developments in years to come.”