Igloo Software and Starmind Partner to Offer Advanced Predictive Intelligence to the Workplace
New Capability Improves Employee Engagement and Corporate Knowledge
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario – JUNE 13, 2017 – Igloo Software, the leading provider of digital workplace solutions, and Starmind, the leading technology in expanding human ingenuity with cognitive computing, today announced a new partnership to bring Igloo customers the power of Starmind’s technology, which increases employee knowledge, improves engagement, and increases individual and organizational performance.
Starmind’s advanced cognitive computing technology adds predictive intelligence functionality to organizations using Igloo’s industry leading digital workplace platform. The combined solution enables users to immediately find the best solutions for any question they have within their company; from best place to park your car to protocols on sales initiatives. Starmind’s cognitive computing, via the Igloo Platform, retrieves existing logged answers automatically while rerouting new questions to the best possible expert within the organization.
“At Igloo, we are focused on building partnerships with innovative technology providers that bring disruptive solutions to the digital workplace,” said Dan Latendre, Founder and CEO at Igloo Software. “Starmind’s technology enables our customers to tap into rich employee expertise for valuable improvements in productivity and engagement. Igloo customers are now able to access the power of cognitive computing to connect with experts and expertise quickly and easily without leaving their digital workplace.”
“Igloo is truly a complete digital workplace platform and we are excited to work with them, further enhancing the employee experience,” said Peter Waser, CEO of Starmind. “Our technology adds an intelligence layer to Igloo’s offerings so that knowledge is more freely shared within a company. This leads to higher work efficiencies and the discovery of new solutions to existing and emerging organizational challenges.”
The typical worker spends an average of 136 minutes a week searching for documents, costing organizations approximately $916 per year per worker, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). The Igloo-Starmind integration aims to combat such organizational inefficiencies to accelerate decision making, support innovation and increase revenue.
About Igloo Software
Igloo is a leading provider of digital workplace solutions, helping companies build inspiring digital destinations for a more productive and engaged workforce. Offering a suite of modern features and solutions for today’s evolving workplace, Igloo partners with customers to address challenges related to communication, collaboration, knowledge management, and employee engagement. For more information, please visit www.igloosoftware.com
Starmind is revolutionizing the field of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing. Based in Switzerland, Starmind was founded by Pascal Kaufmann and Marc Vontobel in 2010, and currently has operations in the U.S. and Europe. Starmind allows organizations to gather company knowledge across existing organizational boundaries, making it available to all employees, everywhere and in real time. Using self-learning algorithms based on the principles of brain and artificial neural network research, employees’ questions are automatically forwarded to the right person within the company.
Starmind learns about interests and expertise from all interactions and answers, creating a dynamic knowledge base. The algorithms autonomously develop employee profiles and a rich expert network. Starmind’s software is currently in use in over 40 countries by companies such as Telefónica Deutschland. For more information, please visit www.starmind.com.
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