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Dataiku is Well Positioned to Make 2020 the Year of Human-Centered AI
January 31, 2020 News

 

Dataiku announced that the company doubled its global employee headcount, expanded its global presence to APAC, LATAM, and the Middle East, signed new global customers and brought together thousands of attendees to the EGG Conference series in 2019. The company has acknowledged 2019 as a record year in its mission to bring human-centered AI to global enterprises.

Florian Douetteau, CEO of Dataiku said “2019 was a phenomenal year for human-centered AI. We’ve seen a  huge increase in demand in both the application of AI across the enterprise and a shift to collaborative approaches to putting AI into production. To help support this, we launched DSS 6 that delivers on this collaborative vision and empowers teams to future-proof enterprise AI. In many ways, we have only scratched the surface of what is possible with AI in the enterprise, and as we move into this new decade, we will continue to take this journey with our customers to unleash the amazing power of Human-Centered AI.”

 

Highlights from 2019 include:

Employee Growth and New C-Suite Hires

To meet the global demand for human-centered AI technology, Dataiku more than doubled headcount to over 400. Also, the company hired the first Chief Customer Officer and Chief People Officer to help lead the next stage of growth in 2020 and beyond.

 

Global Expansion and Office Growth
Dataiku expanded its presence globally with new offices in Australia, Singapore, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates. The company also relocated to new offices in New York and Paris to accommodate expanding teams.

 

Industry Recognition
Dataiku achieved Unicorn status with a valuation of over $1 Billion dollars as well as receiving multiple industry accolades. The company was ranked on the Forbes 2019 Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes. In addition,  Dataiku was also recognized as one of the 50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For in a list released by Battery Ventures.

 

Key Customer Wins and Results

The world’s leading oilfield services provider, Schlumberger, is one of the new global customers added by Dataiku. More than 250 companies worldwide use Dataiku to enable their teams to build, deploy and monitor predictive dataflow sets to solve industry-wide problems including fraud, supply chain optimisation, predictive maintenance and much more.  Dataiku customers also saw major ROI achievements from the platform. In 2019, GE Aviation detailed how the company’s Self-Service Data program jumped from zero to more than 1,800 users by leveraging Dataiku and has paved the way for wider company change. GE Aviation has been recorded that more than 2,000 data products usage in Dataiku.

 

Product and Services Launches

Dataiku 6, the latest version of Dataiku’s leading enterprise AI and machine learning platform, gives a suite of new features which include white box AI, collaboration, efficiency, and elastic resource management allowing businesses to evolve along with AI technology. The company also launched the Dataiku Free Edition and Dataiku Lite Edition enabling businesses of all sizes the ability to democratise data science, machine learning, and AI in their organisation.

 

Global For-Good Initiative

Dataiku launched Ikig.ai, a new capability that puts AI tools and skills behind non-profit causes. The program empowers non-profit organisations to unlock full potential of AI by providing resources for Dataiku software and data science to make a difference. The Ocean Cleanup, a non-government environmental engineering organisation that uses technology to extract plastic pollution from the oceans, is the first partner with Dataiku on the lkig.ai initiative.

 

Launch of Data Science Pioneers Documentary
An hour-long documentary by Dataiku talks about the rapidly evolving and increasingly prominent role of data scientists, the people building the AI revolution. Data Science Pioneers: Conquering the Next Frontier features 20 leading U.S. and European data scientists at global companies, including Booking.com, Daimler, Nokia Bell Labs, TomTom, Gousto, and Cisco. The response to the documentary was overwhelmingly positive with over 170 global documentary screenings in 2019.

 

EGG Conferences Expand Community
2019 was the third year EGG, the Human-Centered AI Conference, series successfully brought together thousands of attendees in Paris, New York City, San Francisco, Amsterdam, London, and Stuttgart. Speakers at the events included the editor-in-chief of Wired as well as executives and experts from companies including  Uber, Facebook, Daimler, BNP Paribas,  Levi Strauss & Co, Unicef, Merck and many more.

 

“We’re going to continue focusing on our customers in 2020 and beyond, and to start we’re going to be launching DSS 7 in the first quarter which will build on the overwhelming success of DSS 6. Additionally, we’ll be expanding our community efforts with EGG conferences in Australia and Canada as we continue to evangelize the power of human-centric AI,” added Douetteau.

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