Yesterday saw Import•io at the London Enterprise Technology Meetup. This was the inaugural event, where enterprise technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors gathered together to share their business ideas. Bloomberg kindly opened up a very modern space for the event at their HQ near Moorgate.
Import•io along with Amplience, Enterproid and Evolven had 15 minutes each on stage to present their companies demos and then answer the audience’s questions. The attendees had the opportunity to learn about innovations in four very different areas of enterprise technology and grill the presenters.
Enterproid presented an application called Divide with which you can have two different phones (business and personal) in one device. The application is free in the App Store for iPhones and Google Play for Android devices, and by using it you can enjoy all the benefits of your device while still having a fully managed and secure environment for business. It helps organizations and individuals get the most out of mobile technology and corporate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.
Amplience main ambition is to make the online experience more coherent for brands across many devices. Touch-screen devices have transformed the way consumers interact with brands and retailers. Consumers now expect retail and brand stores to work for them on any chosen device, and to integrate with their social networks, seamlessly. The Amplience platform enables merchandisers and marketers to build device-optimised, rich, and engaging customer experiences for all channels and devices.
Evolven introduced a change and configuration management technology that has the brainpower to finally turn piles of configuration data into a goldmine of accurate insights with its groundbreaking Change & Configuration Monitoring. Evolven’s software-as-a-service solution enables companies to dramatically increase the stability of their IT environments, reduce the risk of production outages, lower operating costs, and cut environment incident investigation time and effort.
Import•io is a business started only in June (although a spinoff of a well established search appliance provider) providing a single place for all data needs: Andrew Fogg presented a data exchange addressing the elephant in the room – everyone scrapes web data. The platform solves this issue by connecting data suppliers with data users, large and small. Whether you need data for an app, or you’re looking for data to perform analysis or conduct research, import•io is a single API for all data sources with no coding required. You can sign up for free access at the import•io website by simply entering your email address.
In between the presentations we also heard from Samad Masood of Accenture regarding their promising Fintech Innovation Lab, as well as the Aimar Foundation regarding charity volunteering.
by Eleni Velonaki