Last week, the 2017 OpenText Enterprise World came to a close but the impact is ongoing. Particularly for the winner of our Digital Disruption Pitch Contest!
As part of the Digital Disruption Track, OpenText invited 30 of its partners to submit their technology solutions to be part of the first-ever business pitch contest. The field was then narrowed down to just five finalists who would stand on stage to present their innovative company to a panel of judges, comprised of senior OpenText executives, venture capitalists and other industry experts, in the hope of winning the $100,000 prize.
Each company answered detailed questions on their business plans and were judged on the quality of their pitches, and their answers were truly impressive. Once each had presented, it was time for the panel, along with Enterprise World attendees, to cast their votes.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Grand Prize Winner was Zoom.ai. Zoom.ai took home the CAD$100,000, as well as one year’s free inclusion in the OpenText Global Partner Program and two passes to Enterprise World 2018.
Zoom.ai is a SaaS startup, utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to enrich all employees’ work experience while increasing workplace productivity for enterprise employees. The innovative AI startup took home the prize and the title of Best Technology Pitch.
Founder and CEO of Zoom.ai, Roy Pereira commented, “From our win at CIX20 and the HR Tech Den to our recent closing of a $2.1M seed round, this OpenText win is a sincere expression of the trust and confidence our AI solution is garnering from the community. Having a huge, established enterprise software vendor like OpenText award us this prize is a great validation of our vision to enhance every employee’s experience in the modern enterprise.”
Zoom.ai helps enterprise employees organize, schedule, and keep track of their day-to-day lives, but also aids in increasing productivity and efficiency in the office, allowing enterprise employees to focus on tasks that matter, increasing intelligent decision making.
Adam Howatson, chief marketing officer of OpenText commented, “We are thrilled to play a role in helping groundbreaking companies such as Zoom.ai get started in the industry. The path of technology is paved with innovations from companies bringing new developments to challenge the future of business. OpenText recognizes their great potential for impact and congratulates them on this stunning accomplishment.”
The OpenText Digital Disruption track at OpenText Enterprise World also provided innovative start-up and early stage companies the opportunity to exhibit alongside some of the biggest companies in the technology market, demonstrating their technologies within the main conference expo hall.
Congratulations to our winner and we look forward to meeting you at Enterprise World 2018!