New LF AI & Data Member Welcome – Q3/Q4 2020

By December 16, 2020Blog

2020 has been a year of growth for LF AI. We welcomed 22 new members throughout the year, which means we now have a total of 40 members across our Premier, General, and Associate memberships. In October, LF AI extended its scope to include a data domain by joining efforts with ODPi and forming the LF AI & Data Foundation.

The LF AI & Data Foundation will build and support an open community and a growing ecosystem of open source AI, data and analytics projects, by accelerating development and innovation, enabling collaboration and the creation of new opportunities for all the members of the community.

In Q3 and Q4, we welcomed 16 new members to the LF AI & Data Foundation. Learn more about each of these organizations below:

Premier Members

The LF AI & Data Premier membership is for organizations who contribute heavily to open source AI, ML, DL, and Data and bring in their own projects to be hosted at the Foundation. They work in concert with LF AI & Data team members. These companies want to take the most active role in enabling open source AI, ML, DL, and Data.

We welcomed 1 new Premier Member, SAS Institute, in Q3/Q4. Learn more about this organization in their own words below:

SAS Institute

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS is a trusted analytics powerhouse for organizations seeking immediate value from their data. A deep bench of analytics solutions and broad industry knowledge keep our customers coming back and feeling confident. With SAS®, you can discover insights from your data and make sense of it all. Identify what’s working and fix what isn’t. Make more intelligent decisions. And drive relevant change.

General Members

The LF AI & Data General membership is targeted for organizations that want to put their organization in full view in support of LF AI & Data and our mission. Organizations that join at the General level are committed to using open source technology, helping LF AI & Data grow, voicing the opinions of their customers, and giving back to the community.

In the second half of 2020, we welcomed 9 new General Members – AlphaBravo, Broadcom, Cloudera, D2IQ, Databricks, Herron Tech, Index Analytics, ING Bank and Precisely. Learn more about these organizations in their own words below:

AlphaBravo

AlphaBravo operates at the nexus of technical innovation and supports mission needs for federal and commercial customers.  Our team comes from all over the technology grid allowing us to bring a unique perspective to each engagement.

Broadcom

Broadcom Inc. is a global infrastructure technology leader built on 50 years of innovation, collaboration and engineering excellence. With roots based in the rich technical heritage of AT&T/Bell Labs, Lucent and Hewlett-Packard/Agilent, Broadcom focuses on technologies that connect our world. Through the combination of industry leaders Broadcom, LSI, Broadcom Corporation, Brocade, CA Technologies and Symantec, the company has the size, scope and engineering talent to lead the industry into the future.

Cloudera

At Cloudera, we believe that data can make what is impossible today, possible tomorrow. To that end, we deliver an enterprise data cloud that provides cloud-native services to manage and secure the entire data lifecycle from ingest to experimentation, from the Edge to AI, in any cloud or data center.

D2iQ

The journey to the cloud is filled with an abundance of decisions to be made — from the technologies you select, to the frameworks you decide on, to the management tools you’ll use. What you need is a trusted guide that’s been down this path before. That’s where D2iQ can help. D2iQ simplifies and automates the really difficult tasks needed for enterprise Kubernetes in production at scale, reducing operational burden and TCO. With an open source and flexible approach to automation, the D2iQ Kubernetes Platform will deliver the results required—regardless if you are deploying in the cloud, on-premise, in a highly secure air-gapped environment, or on the edge. As a cloud native pioneer, we have more than a decade of experience tackling the most complex, mission-critical deployments in the industry. For more information visit www.d2iq.com.

Databricks

With origins in both academia and the open-source community, Databricks has always been devoted to simplifying data, sharing knowledge and pursuing truths. Founded in 2013 by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks brings together data engineering, science and analytics on an open, unified platform so data teams can collaborate and innovate faster. More than five thousand organizations worldwide —including Shell, Conde Nast and Regeneron — rely on Databricks as a unified platform for massive-scale data engineering, collaborative data science, full-lifecycle machine learning and business analytics. Venture-backed and headquartered in San Francisco (with offices on four continents) and hundreds of global partners, including Microsoft, Amazon, Tableau, Informatica, Cap Gemini and Booz Allen Hamilton, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems.

Herron Tech

Innovation, Time-to-Market, Standardization, Speed, Speed, Speed and Fail Fast – these are just a few of the terms that you will hear from us. Herron Tech’s mission is to empower enterprises with the digital business agility required to respond quickly and effectively to emerging threats to their business, and proactively seize new market opportunities. Herron Tech has leveraged the SOAJS Open Source Platform to provide an array of turnkey solutions that are designed to significantly increase stability, standardization and ROI, while decreasing valuable time-to-market.

Index Analytics

At Index Analytics, we bring together business and IT professionals to drive results and boost engagement for clients in federal health. With a passion for data science and customer experience, and a commitment to staying accessible, we’ve built a better approach to federal health IT and the programs it supports ‐ and we want to put it to work for you.

ING Bank 

ING is a global bank with a strong European base. Our 53,000 employees serve around 38.4 million customers, corporate clients and financial institutions in over 40 countries. Our purpose is to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. Our products include savings, payments, investments, loans and mortgages in most of our retail markets. For our Wholesale Banking clients we provide specialised lending, tailored corporate finance, debt and equity market solutions, payments & cash management and trade and treasury services. Customer experience is what differentiates us and we’re continuously innovating to improve it. We also partner with others to bring disruptive ideas to market faster.

Precisely

Precisely are the architects behind the accuracy and consistency of your data. Our approach gives you the confidence and context to reach beyond today’s performance. We move and help process data with integrity, giving tomorrow’s market leaders the ability to make better decisions and, ultimately, build new possibilities.With unmatched expertise across data domains, disciplines and platforms, we equip you with high quality, enriched insights that fuel innovation and power decision-making at scale. Simply put, we build trust in your data.

Associate Members

The LF AI & Data Associate membership is reserved for pre-approved non-profits, open source projects, and government entities. 

In the second half of 2020, we welcomed 6 new Associate Members – aivancity School for Technology, OpenI, Peng Cheng Laboratory, Shanghai OpenSource Information Technology Association, Université Libre de Tunis, and XPRIZE. Learn more about these organizations in their own words below: 

aivancity School for Technology

Aivancity is a hybrid school built around Artificial Intelligence, Business and Ethics. Aivancity took the form of a company with a mission and thus became the first higher education institution in France to adopt this status. aivancity, school for technology, business and society, places commitments of employability, diversity, responsibility and territorial anchoring and openness to the city at the heart of its statutes. The values ​​it carries are also the missions it sets for itself, and constitute the very essence of the school, and will be controlled by an external body.  

OpenI

OpenIntelligence Platform is a new generation of AITISA technology innovation strategic alliance (AITISA), which organizes industry, University and research to collaborate to build a shared open source software and hardware open data supercommunity. It shoulders the mission and dream of “new generation of AI open source platform”. The English name is OpenIntelligence, or OpenI for short. The platform aims to promote open source, open and collaborative innovation in the field of artificial intelligence, build OpenI technology chain, innovation chain and ecological chain, promote the healthy and rapid development of artificial intelligence industry and its wide application in various social and economic fields.

Peng Cheng Laboratory

Peng Cheng Laboratory (PCL) is a new type of scientific research institution in the field of network communications in China. PCL focuses on the strategic, forward-looking, original scientific research and core technology development in the related fields. PCL is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, with main research themes in network communication, cyberspace and network intelligence. As an integral part of China’s national strategic scientific and technological initiatives, PCL is committed to serving China’s national developmental scheme in broadband communications, future network, as well as serving its key role in establishing the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and helping Shenzhen building itself towards a pioneering demonstration zone with Chinese characteristics.

Shanghai OpenSource Information Technology Association

Shanghai Open Source Information Technology Association is a professional non-profit social organization committed to open source information technology innovation and industry development. It was voluntarily formed by enterprises, universities, research institutes, social organizations and professionals.

Université Libre de Tunis

The Tunisia Private University (ULT) is a university in Tunis, Tunisia. It was founded in 1973 and is organized in six faculties.

XPRIZE

XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges. has designed and operated global competitions in the domain areas of Space, Oceans, Learning, Health, Energy, Environment, Transportation, Safety and Robotics. Active competitions include the $20 Million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, the $15 Million XPRIZE Feed The Next Billion, $10 Million Rainforest XPRIZE, the $10 Million ANA Avatar XPRIZE, the $5 Million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, $5 Million XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling, XPRIZE NextGen Mask Challenge and $5 Million XPRIZE Rapid COVID Testing. For more information, visit xprize.org.

Welcome New Members!

We look forward to partnering with these new LF AI & Data Foundation members to help support open source innovation and projects within the artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), and data space. Welcome to our new members!

Interested in joining the LF AI & Data community as a member? Learn more here and email membership@lfaidata.foundation for more information and/or questions. 

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