Check out some of the demos that companies will be presenting at xFair 2019!
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Oracle is a world leader in tackling the most demanding and far-reaching technology challenges
of today: big data, cloud computing, machine learning, social computing, mobile, security,
analytics, next-generation databases, and much more.
Demo: Have you ever wondered how climate data scientists make weather
forecast predictions and quickly devise elaborate prediction models? It all boils down to how
fast they can process literally terabytes of scientific data collected from hundreds of
thousands of weathering stations for decades. Recently this data was stored into an In-Memory
Oracle Database and sample queries were provided which data scientists use to develop insight.
We packaged this all up in a fun and interactive visual demo that is sure to demonstrate the
power of data and of the real-time analytic processing from the Oracle Database In-Memory.
Sumo Logic was founded in 2010 by experts in log management, scalable systems, big data, and
security. We are a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics service, delivering real-time,
continuous intelligence from structured, semi-structured and unstructured data across the
entire application lifecycle and stack. Our mission is to democratize analytics, making it
accessible, simple and powerful for businesses of all sizes to build, run and secure their
Demo: We plan to show a few video demos which will include a brief
overview of Sumo Logic's product, platform, and/or company information.
Color is a health service delivering personalized health powered by genetic insights. By
integrating precision medicine expertise with world-class engineering and complimentary access
to genetic counselors and clinical pharmacists, Color helps you discover what your genes say
about your health, such as your risk for common hereditary cancers or heart conditions and how
your genes inform the effectiveness of certain medications.
Demo: We'll be looking at Color.data.com. Color Data is the largest public
database of its kind, containing aggregated genetic and clinical information from 50,000
individuals who took a Color test.
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that is principally engaged in the
research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology
systems, products and services.
Demo: A couple short videos and/or presentations to display on the LCD
monitor. This will include the work we’re doing in Energy, Aero, and Astro; in addition to
Subject Matter Experts on some of the other products that we work on (such as Sikorsky
Helicopters and our SPACE projects).
** Lockheed Martin will be raffling out 3 Rocketbooks (smart cloud notebooks). **
Optimus Ride is a self-driving vehicle startup working to enable safe, sustainable, and
equitable mobility solutions. Our mission is to transform cities and pave the way for a more
sustainable future through the introduction of self-driving technologies.
Ergoteles Capital provides investment advice and discretionary institutional investment
management services by employing systematic, quantitative models and automated technology to
enable the firm to identify, analyze and execute on opportunities, striving consistently to
stay ahead of the curve.
Demo: Logical reasoning tests: mostly feature non-verbal content,
requiring candidates to interpret and manipulate shapes, numbers and patterns.
By using EHR records and AI, Lazarus improves the early detection of cervical, breast, and
pancreatic cancer. This reduces the mortality rate of breast, cervical and pancreatic cancer to
sub 4%, compared to the current mortality rate of over 79% in breast cancer, 60% in cervical
cancer, and 96% in pancreatic cancer. This also reduces costs for treatment by over 10x.
Demo: Tech demo involving completing one or multiple tests on the
platform, plus a demo involving making a basic deep learning program.
Text IQ is the category-leader in AI for sensitive information. Its technology protects
organizations from high-stakes compliance, privacy, and legal disasters, with customers
including Fortune 200 companies, government agencies, and tech giants, as well as leading
healthcare, biotech, energy, insurance, and financial institutions.
Demo: Our products extract structured information from large unstructured
communication datasets, and allow our clients to quickly find sensitive information without
expending huge amounts of manual effort. Our demo will show some of the insights we can extract
after running one of our products on the Enron dataset, which consists of over 500,000 emails
that were gathered during the Enron scandal.
AI Space Factory
AI SpaceFactory is a next-generation design and technology agency specializing in advanced
building projects. We are searching for multitalented individuals to join our team of creatives
and makers working with NASA to design and build the first habitats on Mars. Applicants skilled
in design, fabrication, robotics, and/or software development who seek high-impact work in a
collaborative environment are encouraged to apply. Join us in our mission to shape the future
of our planet and beyond.
The world's biomedical knowledge is huge, and it keeps growing exponentially. nference
leverages machine learning for the real-time automated extraction of knowledge from the
commercial, scientific, and regulatory bodies of literature. We pair our AI and data science
teams with clinical scientists and genomics experts to both identify translationally relevant
questions and triangulate results to these queries using molecular analytics (genomics,
transcriptomics, proteomics, etc).
Demo: We will demo the nferX platform - drop by to see what it does!
Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately held global cyber-security company. Our deep
threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into solutions and
services to protect customers around the globe. Our extensive security portfolio includes
leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to
fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats.
Demo: We will show a data visualization of the cyber threats/APTs found
all over the world. We will also have a video game, Formula 1 Racing, on the PS4, and attendees
can play as the Scuderra Ferrari race car sponsored by Kaspersky.
Boston Consulting Group
BCG GAMMA combines innovative skills in computer science, AI, statistics, and machine learning
with deep industry expertise. The team is comprised of world-class data scientists and business
consultants who specialize in the use of advanced analytics to unleash the power of data. Our
teams own the full analytics value-chain end to end: framing new business challenges, building
fact-bases, designing algorithms, creating scale through tools and apps, and training clients
in new solutions.
Demo: We will be showing Gamma videos demonstrating the types of cases and
client projects we work on.
Kensho creates breakthrough financial intelligence products for our colleagues at S&P Global
and some of the world’s leading financial institutions. Our data scientists and machine
learning engineers enjoy a dynamic and collaborative work environment, while leveraging the
unparalleled breadth and depth of data available as part of S&P Global.
Demo: We're going to demo GraphQL, GraphQL compilers and our Knowledge
Graph - a large graph database that captures the complex situations and relationships present
in the world, and answers complex graph queries in milliseconds.
Algorand solves the “blockchain trilemma” with a platform that delivers decentralization,
scalability and security. Algorand provides a foundation for existing businesses and new
projects to operate globally in the emerging decentralized economy. Algorand’s permissionless,
pure proof-of-stake protocol supports the scale, open participation, and transaction finality
required to build systems for billions of users.
Demo: Algorand will be showcasing its revolutionary protocol for
Diffeo is a Cambridge-based startup developing intelligent agents that collaborate with you.
Users invite Diffeo into familiar tools like Chrome and Microsoft Outlook, so that Diffeo will
highlight knowledge gaps and uncover connections. Diffeo is augmenting decision makers in
operational elements and analyst teams of large enterprises and some of the most critical
government institutions across the world.
Demo: Live demo of using Diffeo to understand your world. Unlike
traditional BI tools or search engines, the Diffeo platform uses intelligent sensors to see
across your desktop, cloud services and tools. With this full view of you and your team's
digital life, Diffeo infers your goals and current state of knowledge.
Redpoint Positioning offers a full-stack technology solution for indoor Real-Time Location
Systems (RTLS). We develop hardware, embedded software, several software applications,
proprietary algorithms as well as a system of database and server modules. With broad
application across enterprises for tracking assets and people, our RTLS platform has been
adopted by a number of fortune 100 companies who are leaders in the respective industrial
Demo: We'll showcase our web app, which displays a real-time visualization
of our Boston office's floor plan. Our employees will wear our own tag devices and their
movement is tracked and displayed on the bird's-eye view of our office.
Veo Robotics is transforming manufacturing with products that incorporate advanced computer
vision, 3D sensing, and AI. With our technology, powerful industrial robots can safely come out
of their cages and work side-by-side with people, ushering in the next generation of advanced
Demo: We'll be showing a video of our system in action.
The Walt Disney Company
The mission of The Walt Disney Company is to be one of the world’s leading producers and
providers of entertainment and information. Using our portfolio of brands to differentiate our
content, services and consumer products, we seek to develop the most creative, innovative and
profitable entertainment experiences and related products in the world.
Demo: Disney will showcase the cutting-edge technology of the Na’vi
Audio-Animatronics® figure from Pandora—The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The
Shaman of Songs figure, which is the most complex of its kind, is a collaboration between Walt
Disney Imagineering and Disney Research.
** Disney will be raffling off one R2D2 Sphero Droid! Complete with sounds, bright
LEDs, and holographic environments, this is a droid unlike any other R2-D2. **
Demo: We are presenting videos of A.I. and Machine Learning functionality
in use within Food Service Industry. Examples of AI and machine application and how our
products work: Food recognition, Management inventory, Food Service company operations
management, Product quality, detection and management, Waste Management, Customer sensing: food
traffic and automobile traffic, and more.
JRI-A provides innovative IT solutions for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), the core
member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG). SMBC, a Tokyo-based bank holding company, is
among the largest 25 banks globally by assets with 70,000 employees in 40+ countries and $1.8
trillion assets under management.
Demo: We will be demo-ing our subscription finance application on laptops.
Orbital Insight develops geospatial data analytics to help its clients unlock societal and
economic trends at a global scale. We source petabytes of satellite, drone, balloon and other
unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) data. Using computer vision and machine learning technologies, we
process and transform this data to enable businesses, governments, and NGOs to make better
Demo: We will have a looping demo that mainly illustrates the way that our
platform enables customers to extract insight from these images. It will show how they are able
to define and select areas of interest, then apply algorithms that detect things like forest
coverage, vehicle traffic, land use, oil storage, commodities, etc. It also demonstrates how
our software enables disaster relief by performing flood detection or the spread of wildfires.
We'll also give live demos.
We keep businesses running every day. From our software engineers to our 24/7/365 technical
support teams, we are committed to outstanding customer service. Our employees are at the core
of our success. Datto is experiencing tremendous growth and looking to hire smart, talented and
motivated employees. Join an awesome company and be part of something special!
Demo: Video showing our offices/ careers at Datto.
Citadel is a leading investor in the world’s financial markets. We seek to deliver
market-leading investment returns to capital partners including pension funds, endowments,
foundations, hospitals, governments, sovereign wealth funds, and private individuals. Citadel
Securities' mission is to create the fairest, most transparent, and open markets in the world.
We carry this out every day by providing clients a seamless trading experience to meet their
Demo: We'll demo some of the research we've done through our awarded
grants and past client projects.
MathWorks (creators of MATLAB and Simulink) is the leading developer of mathematical computing
software. MATLAB®, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for
algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink® is a
graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded
Demo: We will be using the LCD monitor to play video showcasing our
product capabilities. For our demo, we will have the Quadcopter fly up and down 4-5 feet from
the ground, using our own laptop to control it.
Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our
global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world,
we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to
industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be
home to the most rewarding work of your career.
Tractor Supply Company is the largest operator of rural lifestyle retail stores in America.
Founded in 1938 as a mail order tractor parts business, Tractor Supply Company (also referred
to as TSC) owns and operates over 1,700 stores in 49 states supplying basic maintenance
products to home, land, pet and animal owners. Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Tractor Supply is a
public company whose stock is traded on The NASDAQ National Market under the symbol TSCO.
Demo: Tractor Supply has recently added image based search and voice based
search features to our website, which we will demonstrate. We will discuss opportunities to
improve these features, as well as using big data to improve personalization on our site using
a data lake and information from our new, 10 million member, loyalty program.
We bring the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to higher education through
a chatbot-driven text-messaging platform that guides students to and through college. Our bots
help students find the answers they need, wherever they are, whenever they need it--and offer
colleges a way to give one-on-one support to vast numbers of students.
Demo: We will be texting some of our chatbots on smartphones to show how
At Nimble.ai we are building intelligent robots that learn complex grasping and manipulation
skills in the real-world. We collect and synthesize large hybrid robot learning datasets
combining advanced simulations with human teleoperator demonstrations from AR/VR interfaces.
Today, our first goal is to solve generalized robotic grasping and use that skill to build
robotic products for everything from eCommerce fulfillment to automated home assistance.
At Capital One, we think big and do big things. Put aside the stale and stuffy images that come
to mind when you hear “top 10 bank"–we’re on a mission to disrupt, dream, and deliver a new way
of banking. Today, we are a nationally recognized brand, a top 10 bank, and a scientific
laboratory on a journey to become a leading high-tech company and digital innovator touching
over 65 million customer accounts. Still founder-led, Capital One has grown to $22 billion in
revenue in less than 20 years.
Demo: TRAXcess Description: TRAXcess is an enterprise-wide access
management platform that utilizes a community detection algorithm to reduce access risk for the
company. It is able to detect Capital One users that are similar based on activity to provide
recommendations for tools, softwares and technologies that they will need to be effective in
** Capital One is raffling off 2 Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter Kits! **
Amplitude: Product Analytics for the Digital Era. Amplitude’s mission is to help digital
product teams understand their user behavior so that they can build better products. We’ve
built a product analytics platform that enables anyone, regardless of analytics experience, use
data to listen to what their users are telling them and grow their business. For more
information on our tech stack, check out https://amplitude.com/engineering.
Demo: We will be showing our product to candidates.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential
decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people
and ideas. The company's strength delivering data, news and analytics through innovative
technology, quickly and accurately is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which
provides real time financial information to more than 315,000 subscribers globally.
Demo: We will be showing our Bloomberg Terminal Demo.
At Dexai, we're automating activities in commercial kitchens and the food industry more
broadly, using flexible robot arms. Our first product, "Alfred", automates food assembly by
using utensils to scoop and pick ingredients, and can be used to prepare salads, bowls, etc.
Everyone at Dexai works with robots - we write lots of code, build new kitchen tools, and our
robots assemble and cook food in real kitchens for real customers.
Demo: Our demo will feature a collaborative robot arm scooping a food
ingredient from a container and serving it to attendees.
Handshake is a new blockchain that vastly improves on the security of the fragile Certificate
Authority ecosystem. This involves decentralizing DNS's root zone, which opens the door for
tens of millions of new top-level domains that anyone can register. Our goal at Namebase is to
drive adoption to Handshake by making it as easy to use as traditional DNS but also more
powerful. We're building a registrar and exchange for Handshake that anyone can use, regardless
of their technical ability.
Demo: Handshake sold 7.5% of their token supply (HNS) to top-tier
investors like A16Z and Sequoia for $10.2mm, valuing HNS at $136mm. They donated all $10.2mm to
non-profits, and they're giving away the rest of their tokens to hundreds of thousands of open
source developers like you (~$500 each)! Stop by our booth to check your eligibility and see
what's possible with Handshake. = We'll have 2 laptops for emails, product demo, & to check
We are taking on one of humanity's most important challenges. Four billion people do not have
access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation
of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online.
Demo: We will be bringing a prototype of our cube satellite.
[Forge AI] structuring the unstructured to fuel machine intelligence) [Soofa] building
solar-powered hub for smart, social, and sustainable spaces [ADay Technologies ] a “gig”
economy type solution for businesses and their workplaces [Hi Marley] a conversation platform
that simply and easily connects people with their insurance companies.
Demo: We will be showing our games (Cascade and Relic Chasers) on iPad.
Tevard Biosciences is developing novel gene therapy platforms to target rare diseases with high
unmet need. Its lead indication is Dravet Syndrome and the pipeline includes other monogenic
disorders caused by haploinsufficiency and/or premature stop codons. The company was founded in
2017 by Daniel Fischer and Warren Lammert, two parents of girls with Dravet Syndrome, and
Harvey Lodish (Whitehead Institute/MIT) and is housed at LabCentral in the heart of Kendall
Square's biotech innovation hub.
Demo: Tevard Biosciences will be presenting in vitro and in vivo data
showcasing our cutting-edge gene therapy platforms.
Founded by MIT alumni, Natel Energy is a water-energy innovator that develops distributed,
modular, sustainable hydropower projects using its innovative hydroelectric turbine, the
hydroEngine. The hydroEngine is a patented low-head (4-20 meters) modular hydropower turbine
capable of managing flows from 1 cubic meter per second (cms) to 100s of cms. Turbine unit
sizes currently range from 65 kW to 2 MW, and can be coupled together for larger installations.
Demo: The Linear Pelton hydroEngine is the first-ever implementation of a
linear free jet single-stage impulse turbine. The technology employs the efficient fluid
mechanics of a Pelton-style bucket on a linear powertrain. Natel's demo will be a full-scale
prototype of the Pelton-style buckets and other components that transmit power to the carbon
fiber belts. xFair attendees will be able to view Natel's proprietary belt attachment and an
associated video illustrating Linear Pelton operation.
HealthTensor is building an AI co-pilot for doctors. HealthTensor uses proprietary algorithms
to automatically diagnose patients and write medical notes for doctors.
We're designing an advanced nuclear reactor to bring clean, cheap, and reliable power to
offgrid areas. We're working with the most powerful substance ever controlled by humans - and
we've designed a way to use it in a safe and efficient way to help people escape energy
poverty. Our motto is Make Reactors People Want, and we work toward this goal every day. Come
talk to us and find out more!
Demo: Our demos will showcase two of the coolest contributions to our
design: a VR tour of Experimental Breeder Reactor-II and a hands-on demo of the amazing heat
transfer abilities of heat pipes. EBR-II operated for almost 30 years and demonstrated
incredible safety characteristics during planned system failures, all while providing cheap,
clean power to the grid. Our heat pipe demo will show how thermally conductive heat pipes are,
especially when compared to conventional materials.
At Markforged, we are on a mission to unlock the next 10x innovation in design and
manufacturing. We build an Industrial 3D Printing Platform to liberate designers and engineers
from decades-old, slow part creation processes. Customers are able to ship 50X faster, spend
20X less, and build products that are 23X stronger. We provide purpose-built metal and
carbon-reinforced materials for strength and beautiful finishes and cloud software for turning
drawings into high-strength printing.
Earthly Dynamics Corp (EDC) is a small Aerospace research and development company located in
the Midtown area of Atlanta, Georgia that creates autonomous control technologies with a
specific focus on unmanned aircraft and guided airdrop systems. Engineers at EDC are engaged in
a diverse and technically challenging set of activities, and work with colleagues and clients
in a collaborative environment.
Demo: We will bring our Bleed Air Actuation System and In-Canopy Sensor
pod system to demonstrate.
Neya Systems LLC, a division of Applied Research Associates, is a Pittsburgh, PA area and
Framingham, MA based robotics company and a leading developer of advanced unmanned systems,
off-road perception/autonomy and self-driving vehicle technologies. We work with commercial,
defense, and homeland security customers to deliver novel solutions to some of the hardest
problems related to autonomy, computer vision, and general unmanned systems development and
Demo: We'll be displaying multiple video demonstrations of our off-road
autonomy software and their applications in real-world environments.
General Dynamics Land Systems
General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan is a
wholly-owned business unit of General Dynamics Corporation’s Combat Systems group and is a
global leader in the design, development, production, support and enhancement of tracked and
wheeled military vehicles.
Demo: General Dynamics Land Systems will bring for demonstration a
Multipurpose Unmanned Tactical Transport (MUTT) robotic vehicle and a video. The MUTT is a
rugged, reliable small-unit force multiplier providing increased persistence, protection and
projection. As a controllerless small-unit robotic follower, it lightens the load throughout
the full gamut of combat operations. As a remote-controlled or teleoperated teammate, it
provides stand-off from threats or increased projection of combat power.
Lark is a digital health coach, specially personalized to aid each user in managing their
chronic health condition. Lark uses cutting-edge AI and clinical science to deliver scalable,
positive health outcomes for 1.5m through its wellness, diabetes, and hypertension care
programs. The company was named “Most Innovative Digital Health Product of the Year” by
Forrester Research, “Best of the Year” by Google, and listed among Apple's “Top 10 Apps" for
its expertly designed UX.
Demo: We will be demoing our product, a chatbot application that coaches
users in managing their chronic health conditions.
Vicarious Surgical is revolutionizing surgical robotics. We have reimagined what is possible by
building a human-like surgical robot and combining it with the world’s first virtual-reality
surgical camera to allow surgeons to perform minimally-invasive surgery with the ease of an
open procedure. We seek to improve the lives of patients, enhance the ability of surgeons, and
expand worldwide access to high-quality care.
Demo: While working towards releasing our first product to market we can't
fully disclose the technology we're internally using. However, we will be demoing a video
showcasing our introduction of Virtually Reality to the surgical robotics field. You'll get to
experience the delicacy in which our engineers use to craft our proprietary human-like surgical
robot. You'll have a chance to explore what a surgeon sees, the degrees of motion we're
achieving, and a brief overview of the history of surgery.
We are a rapidly growing company that’s revolutionizing the way the restaurant industry does
business by pairing technology with an unrivaled commitment to customer success. We help
restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue, and deliver amazing guest experiences
through our platform that combines restaurant point of sale, guest-facing features, and
award-winning customer support. Join us as we empower the restaurant community to delight
guests, do what they love, and thrive.
Demo: We will have a kitchen display screen and a couple ToastGo handhelds
to give a demo of our POS system.
Millennium Space Systems
Millennium Space Systems designs, develops, integrates, and tests spacecraft for government and
commercial customers. With almost 300 of the very best aerospace talent, Millennium is not only
pioneering the next generation of satellite-based solutions – we are focused on revolutionizing
the conception and execution of aerospace business. We work on the most challenging problems in
space today, helping to create the future of the industry.
Apple is a diverse collective of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining what’s possible to
help us all do what we love in new ways. The people who work here reinvented entire industries
with Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, as well as with services, including iTunes, the App
Store, Apple Music, and Apple Pay. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products
also applies to our practices — strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we
Demo: We’ll demonstrate our RhinoBond fastening system that uses a
microprocessor controlled portable induction heating tool to form a watertight connection
between a thermoplastic roofing membrane and the building it protects.
Leerink Partners LLC is a leading investment bank, specializing in healthcare and life
sciences. Our knowledge, experience and focus enable us to help our clients define and achieve
their strategic, capital markets and investment objectives. We partner with companies that
develop and commercialize innovative products and services that are defining the future of
healthcare. Leerink Partners LLC is a member of FINRA/SIPC.
Demo: We will be showing a looping video that demonstrates how the Leerink
Advanced Healtcare Analytics team is leveraging tools like machine learning, natural language
processing, and simulation to discover financially-relevant information latent in healthcare
and life-sciences data.
Analytical Flavor Systems
Gastrograph AI is an artificial intelligence platform for modeling human sensory perception of
flavor, aroma, and texture to predict consumer preferences. We help food and beverage companies
develop new products and optimize their existing brands by predicting the optimal flavor, aroma
and texture for target consumer cohorts.