121 AI companies to meet at MWC Barcelona 2019: Who is doing what in 10 words

Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2019 is approaching. We’re all excited to see and meet great companies pushing the boundaries of the technology and see what’s the progress in the field of AI been.

Yet, often that can be quite challenging. There’s simple not enough time, you don’t know in advance what’s the focus of each and whether there is a match with your interests.

To help in this, we’ve prepared this list of 121 AI companies who will be exhibiting on the event. We’ve tried to summarize in 10 words what each company is doing — so that you can more easily evaluate who are of interest to you.

We’ve organized them into those categories:

  • Halls (Hall 1, Hall 2, etc.) — so that you know when you visit that hall which companies to meet with
  • Technology focus — Business software, IoT, AR/VR, Hardware — so that you can pin point those of particular interest to you

What I will do prior to the event is print out the list and as I visit each hall — decide which ones I want to stop by and meet. Then, after each meeting, write across each name if where is a potential for partnership/cooperation and what we’ve agreed as a follow up. This will definitely save me time processing all the business cards as I return back from the event.

Note: if you are a representative from any of those companies and would like us to update your company headline to reflect your most recent focus on how you apply AI — just drop me an email at rossen@referial.com and we’ll do so.

Let us know if that is useful for you (share, like, clap) 😊 Also, let us know what are is of most interest to you to provide as a list next — as there are thousands of companies, we’ll probably not be able to go through all of them. But maybe focus on Blockchain, IoT and AR/VR?

HALL 1:

AI Software for Business

  • Marvel Digital Limited — Manufacturer of glasses-free 3D visualization technology
  • Netvision Telecom — Customized AI application services based on object recognition, event recognition, and situation awareness

IoT

  • DNX Co.,Ltd. — Home health care company that offers various wearable products and services with HBC(Human Body Communication) and IoT LoRa technology.
  • Tuya Global Inc. — Helps consumer electronics brands retain and attract new customers by adding IoT control and connectivity to virtually any device.
  • Elitegroup Computer Systems — Manufacturer and supplier of computer products & IoT devices.
  • INFOTRON — Develops wearable AI speakers.
  • LILLYCOVER — A platform for real-time skin care monitoring, analysis, and therapy
  • Rowan Inc. — Provider of IoT technology that facilitates the asset management of medical instruments.
  • Shenzhen Heiman Technology Co.,Ltd. — High-tech enterprise specializing in R&D, manufacture and distribution of smart home and smart fire alarm products
  • SMARF CO., LTD. — Develops smart irrigation valves.

Security

  • Egis Technology — Provider of fingerprint biometrics which specializes in a turnkey solution with superior sensor performance and software functionality.
  • ELAN — Provider of fingerprint biometrics solutions — for smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
  • Real Identity Co.,Ltd — Provides software and hardware biometric identification solutions with anti-spoofing and liveness detecting technologies.
  • RealNetworks, Inc — Enhances school safety with state-of-the-art facial recognition.
  • Suprema — Biometric mobile authentication solutions, access control systems and embedded fingerprint modules.

AR/ VR

  • hyprsense — Real-time Facial Expression Tracking Technology

Consumer Electronics

  • XPERI — Enhances the sound experiences in more than 2.5 billion devices. Provides the essential imaging technology in over 2.9 billion cameras and smartphones.

National Trade Associations

HALL 2:

AI Software for Business

  • LivePerson — Conversational commerce solutions to help brands create a convenient, deeply personal relationship with their millions of consumers.
  • 2Hz — Develops voice and audio applications and technologies to enhance the productivity and privacy of daily communications.
  • Accanto — Provides a software platform which auto-generates the processes required to manage the complete lifecycle of a service.
  • Avaya — Contact center, unified communications & cloud solutions
  • Canonical — The company behind Ubuntu, the leading OS for cloud operations.
  • Cellwize — Provider of Mobile Network Automation solutions built around advanced self-organizing network and orchestration technologies.
  • Element AI — Creates products designed to augment decisions that help make businesses stronger, safer and more agile.
  • Evolving Systems — Platforms that enable telcos to better activate, engage and retain their customers.
  • Guavus — Using Guavus customers are able to analyze big data in real-time and take decisive actions to lower costs, increase efficiencies and improve the end-to-end customer experience.
  • Jacada — Helps enterprises significantly reduce the costs of their customer service operations by deploying automation solutions and contextual chatbots.
  • Nuance Communications — Omni-channel conversational customer engagement solutions
  • P.I. Works — Provider of AI-driven mobile network planning, management and optimization solutions.
  • Pegasystems — Leader in software for customer engagement and operational excellence.
  • RADCOM — Smart, on-demand service assurance and network visibility solution, which maximizes insights while minimizing packet processing.
  • Walkme — Digital Adoption Platform (DAP) — enterprise-class guidance, engagement, insights and automation platform.

AI Development & Consultancy

  • Tech Mahindra — IT Services & Outsourcing company.
  • Accenture — provides services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations to solve our clients’ toughest challenges.
  • Altran Engineering and R&D services (ER&D) — expertise in aerospace, automotive, defence, energy, finance, life sciences, railway and telecommunications.
  • Aspire Technology — Delivers End-to-End Network Services, Consulting and Software Solutions to Mobile Network Operators, Managed Service Providers and Technology Partners.
  • Boston Consulting Group — Global management consulting firm
  • Cogniance — Global design and technology company with 500+ innovators, creators and builders, working hand-in-hand with both startups and corporate innovators.
  • EY Global Services Limited — Assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.
  • FUJITSU LIMITED — Offers a full range of ICT products, solutions and services.
  • GlobalLogic Inc. — Digital product engineering services.
  • Sprint — Developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States.
  • TECHNICOLOR — Provides services and products for the communication, media and entertainment industries.

IoT

  • Bosco — Parenting app that predicts and prevents threats to children by detecting changes in children’s behaviours and alerting parents in real-time.
  • HARMAN Connected Services — Designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide.
  • KAON — Combines hardware, software and services to deliver a comprehensive range of set-top boxes and broadband devices
  • Metawave Corporation — Making autonomous driving safe and enabling rapid 5G and fixed wireless deployments.
  • Tatung Technology Inc. — Provider of End-to-End IPTV Platform
  • TDK — Provider of MEMS sensor platforms found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, and Automotive products.

Hardware Components & Data Center Solutions for AI

  • ArcSoft Inc. — Provider of visual computing and artificial intelligence technologies across devices with major platforms.
  • Marvell Semiconductor — Infrastructure semiconductor solutions.
  • Synopsys — Power- and area-efficient DesignWare® logic libraries, memory compilers, non-volatile memory, data converters, wired/wireless interface IP, security IP, ultra-low power processors and integrated IP subsystems.

Other

  • Citi Group Citi — provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services.
  • Opera Software AS — Delivering cutting-edge internet browsers to 320 Mn people.
  • Saudi Telecom Company ( STC ) — The largest telecom in the Middle East and North Africa.

HALL 3:

AI Software for Business

  • IBM — Will demonstrate how blockchain technology, AI, analytics and secure cloud computing can amplify the agility of today’s business which faces constant disruption.
  • SAP SE — Helps businesses worldwide to streamline processes, giving them the ability to use data to predict customer trends live and in the moment.

IoT

Consumer Electronics

  • TCL Communication — Designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile devices and services.
  • Xiaomi Corporation — An internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.
  • ZTE Corporation — Provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers.

Hardware Components & Data Center Solutions for AI

  • FUZHOU ROCKCHIP ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD — End-to-end SoC solution provider for AI, Smart speaker, Tablet, OTT-Box, Voice Assistant, ARM PC, VR, Robot, Drone, Image processing, In-vehicle devices, IoT products etc.
  • Qualcomm Incorporated — Invents breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes and communicates.

Other

  • SK Telecom Co., Ltd. — The largest mobile operator in Korea by both revenue and number of subscribers.

HALL 4

AI for Business Software

  • B.Yond — Network and Customer Journey Solutions to service providers and large enterprises.

AI Development & Consultancy

  • KPMG — Global professional services organizations, providing audit, tax, and advisory services.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers — Global professional services network helping organisations and individuals with assurance, tax and advisory services.

Innovation Hubs

  • GSMA Innovation City — Will present an immersive showcase of the latest innovations in mobile with a particular focus on Intelligent Connectivity

Other

  • Adobe — gives creatives a full suite of apps and services for video, design, photography, and creation of web products.
  • Visa — Operates one of the world’s most advanced payment processing networks — capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants.

HALL 5

AI Software for Business

  • Anagog — On-device artificial intelligence solutions that turn mobile phones into smart digital extensions of their owners.
  • Apliman — Telecom solution provider offering Mobile Solutions with unlimited set of services to mobile operators across Africa, Middle East, and Asia.
  • D-ID — Protects photos and videos from face recognition while keeping them similar to the human eye. DEFNE Provider of voice/data solutions for communications networks.
  • ETIYA — Software Vendor providing comprehensive Customer Relationship Management, AI and Catalog Driven B/OSS, as well as Customer and Social Media Analytics to Service Providers.
  • Flytxt BV — Provider of intelligent customer engagement technology.
  • GigaSpaces — Provides in-memory computing platforms for real-time insight to action and extreme transactional processing.
  • Groundhog Technologies Inc. — Mobile network and user analytics solution provider.
  • Inbox — Provides a modular suite of software dedicated to AI that reinforce the clients’ capability to hyper-personalize their offer.
  • Kwalys — A platform that enables an easy on-the-fly creation of BOTS — virtual assistants, without any technical skills required.
  • Linker Networks — AI platform solutions to enable AI Managed Services for enterprises and mobile operators.
  • Mantis Vision — Provider of 3D depth capture technologies and 3D content sharing.
  • Mobigen Co., Ltd. — Provides telecommunication service carriers and enterprise customers with innovative OSS(operation support systems) solutions and comprehensive big data solutions.
  • Necto Telecom by Panorama Software — Data analytics solutions specifically developed for communications and media service providers. Orion Voice-first communication platform for mobile teams.
  • prooV — Provides an end-to-end solution for running insightful software PoCs to test and evaluate innovative, external technologies.
  • Robotack — Startup specialized in AI with 3 products — Chatbot, Social Loyalty System:& Robo-trivia Game
  • Sandvine — Helps organizations engineer and operate world-class networks with Active Network Intelligence.
  • Subex — Telecom solutions provider for 75% of the world’s top 50 telcos.
  • TTG INTERNATIONAL — OSS tools for Performance Management, Anomaly Detection, CEIR, MNP, Fault&Alarm Management, LL Inventory, Configuration Management, Subscriber Experience, 5G-EMS, 5G-SQM, Transmission Inventory and Planning of such 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G networks.
  • Ubble — Identity verification platform fueled with video stream and augmented reality.
  • WeDo Technologies — Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management software for CSP’s worldwide.
  • ZecOps — Security Operations automation solutions.

AI Development & Consultancy

  • BRAINCITIES LAB — Helps organizations/institutions control, master and value exponential flows of big data in order to optimize their growth and resource allocation strategies.
  • Empower Oyj — Develops digital platforms for customer needs in the realm of Sustainable Energy, Hyper Connectivity, Smart Industry, & Intelligent Data
  • Is Zekasi Yazilim Dan.Hiz.Tic. A.S — Provider of Business Intelligence solutions and services
  • LINAGORA — Software development company specializing in open-source technology and software platforms.
  • PiA Group — IT services provider group company delivering software products, consulting, SI and managed services specifically focused in Telecommunication OSS/BSS, Business Intelligence domains.
  • Tata Communications Transformation Services — Provides leading business transformation, managed network operations, network outsourcing and consultancy services to telecommunication companies around the world.

IoT

  • Advantech — Provides the broadest range of communications platforms, scaling from 1–100s of cores, consolidating workloads to modernize next-generation network infrastructure.
  • Continual — Provides Connected-Vehicle manufacturers and Mobile Network Operators with a unique tool-set for analyzing and improving the connected journey experience.
  • Dojo by BullGuard — IoT security platform provider for the CSP market.
  • Eyesight — Edge-based Computer Vision and AI solutions.
  • FIBAR GROUP S.A. — A set of smart home devices
  • Firedome — Provides an endpoint security solution that is tailor-made for home IoT companies.
  • Mawdoo3 — Arabic Voice Assistant platform, targeting the 400 million Arabic speakers market.
  • Oulu — the home of 6G — Invests in 6G-development.
  • SecuriThings — Provides real-time security for IoT solutions.
  • SYNCLEO — IoT boutique development company that creates and implements exclusive IoT solutions for vendors of home appliances.

Hardware Components & Data Center Solutions Enabling AI

  • GIGABYTE — Manufacturer of motherboards suitable for enterprise computing, cloud and web hosting, Big Data, artificial intelligence, scale-out storage, and 5G edge computing. Hardware components enabling AI
  • IPHYSICIST LTD — Electro-optical and optical systems R&D company. Hardware components enabling AI
  • Quanta Cloud Technology — A global data center solution provider.

National Trade Associations

Innovation Hubs

AR/ VR

  • Wearable Devices Ltd. — Develops the future interface interaction for Mobile phones and AR/VR headsets.

Consumer Electronics

Other

  • Mastercard — Enables consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses worldwide to use electronic forms of payment instead of cash and checks.
Let us know if that is useful for you (share, like, clap) 😊 Also, let us know what are is of most interest to you to provide as a list next — as there are thousands of companies, we’ll probably not be able to go through all of them. But maybe focus on the Blockchain, IoT and AR/VR?