Somerville, MA – May 29, 2018 – The Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX), the premier organization representing the digital marketing and technology community, last week announced the winners of the 22nd Annual MITX Awards, celebrating New England’s thriving tech innovation ecosystem. VIA accepted the award for Best Technology Innovation Concept.
The award recognizes VIA’s blockchain-based application, Trusted Analytics Chain (TAC), which currently has a patent pending. VIA developed TAC with its energy clients in mind: the application establishes secure access to highly sensitive data, which is one of the biggest challenges to widespread AI implementation across the energy industry.
Using blockchain technology and distributed learning, TAC ensures clients’ data remains on premise and completely anonymous, allowing multiple companies to anonymously pool sparse data to improve analytical outcomes. Additionally, TAC is able to securely allow AI experts to learn from many different, distributed data that has never before been available in the energy industry.
“The celebration is an annual exchange of ideas and connections with hundreds of the best and brightest minds showcasing the latest innovative technology and work shaping the future of customer experience,” said Amy Quigley, president of MITX. “There was some very tough competition this year, but it was a fun-filled evening with all who participated!”
Hundreds of organizations participated and were judged by an esteemed committee of industry experts on their submission’s value proposition, unique innovation, and results. Marketing Operations Leader Laura Montorio accepted this honor on VIA’s behalf at the ceremony hosted at Royale Boston.
VIA helps energy companies across the globe realize the value of their data through AI and blockchain. Since 2016, the company has worked with the world’s largest utilities and government agencies on AI initiatives like predictive maintenance and contingency planning. VIA has developed a blockchain-based application, Trusted Analytics Chain (TAC) to help energy companies reduce the burden of preparing and sharing their data. TAC (patent pending) is the bridge that securely connects power company data, distributed across many locations, to potential AI solutions. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts, VIA has been featured in Wired and Inc. Magazine for its leadership in technology innovation. For more information, please visit www.solvewithvia.com.
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