Speech Technologies for the enterprise mean much more than the Alexa/Cortana/Siri interfaces that are catching fire in the consumer market. Back-end technology is improving for Speech Recognition, Natural Language Understanding, Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text, all of which have potential enterprise applications. But how close are these technologies to being truly enterprise-grade, and how might your enterprise leverage them? The Showcase will highlight solutions that can potentially impact enterprise communications and/or collaboration. 

This program will feature six companies that will present their solutions on Monday, March 12 from 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM at Enterprise Connect Orlando.


 Six companies will be selected to be featured in the Showcase. Key criteria for evaluation will be:

1. Broad enterprise applicability. We are seeking horizontal applications that can work for a variety of enterprise use cases
2. Enterprise use-case example
3. Potential integration with Unified Communications solutions
4. Demonstration that speech technology solutions can improve or impact enterprise communications and/or collaboration

 There is no cost to apply for consideration, but there is a show fee of $2,500 for the selected companies. The fee goes toward:     

           * A single hotel room at the conference hotel


There are no restrictions on company size or revenue. Applicants must meet the following eligibility rules and criteria:

1. Product or service must be applicable to enterprise speech technology use cases.

2. Applicant companies must not have previously exhibited at Enterprise Connect 2012-2017. The Innovation Showcase is intended to highlight companies new to the EC audience. 

3. Applicants must reference at least one customer that is currently using the nominated product or service (including pilots) at an organization which has at least 100 employees.

4. Reference information must include a brief summary of how the product or service is used and contact information for verification. The reference account (and contact information) will not be publicly disclosed, nor does the reference need to attend the conference.

5. Applicants agree, if selected for the showcase, to pay the $2,500 fee as outlined above, attend the conference, present their solution in the Innovation Showcase breakout session during the conference.

6. Submissions deadline for the Innovation Showcase is on Feb 15, 2018.

7. Eligible applicants selected for consideration as finalists must disclose any current or prior financial relationship or other support they may have received from United Business Media or competition judges.

United Business Media  reserves the right to not advance a submission to the finalist round at any time and for any reason. United Business Media  reserves the right not to award at any time in the process if it determines to do so is in violation of any local, state, or federal regulation or responsibility, or if additional information surfaces that would make an idea or candidate ineligible.



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