Edgybees and HCL Technologies to Showcase Life-Saving Drone Technology at the 2019 World Economic Forum

Visual intelligence technology start-up teams up with a next-generation technology company to demonstrate versatile augmented reality drone software to global leaders at Davos.

Edgybees, a leader in advanced, collaborative, visual intelligence technology, and HCL Technologies Ltd., a leading global technology company, today announced that they are hosting live demonstrations of Edgybees’ life-saving software enabled by DRYiCETM AIOps technology, as part of their participation at the World Economic Forum 2019 in Davos, Switzerland. The presentation is part of the HCL 2030 Ecosystem Platform, which will explore how humanity’s relationship with technology will evolve through the next decade of rapid innovation.

Edgybees and HCL Technologies are working together to showcase remote drone operations that impact societal resilience at scale, namely Edgybees’ intelligent video drone software application in search and rescue operations during flood emergencies driven by DRYiCE[TM] AIOps zero-touch automation of tasks and processes.

Overlaying data such as street names, individual locations, and key points of interest on real-time video footage, the solution provides context to emergency responders in critical situations. The unmatched perspective of a drone combined with the added overlay provides first responders improved situational awareness and open communication – vital components that can determine a successful first response scenario or search and rescue operation.

With this predictive technology, the drone solutions will be able to send real-time updates on the number of deployments possible in a single battery charge as well as inform on external factors while the drone is in flight.

“Extending the enterprise proven AIOPS platform into Drones Management is a powerful means to augment the automation of the entire stack,” said Kalyan Kumar, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, HCL Technologies. “In the case of drones, AIOps allows a level of predictive analytics and other functional data that substantially enhances the drone’s capabilities, and HCL is pleased to be partnering on this development.”

“HCL Technologies’ competence on AI and their DRYiCE Software Platform made it a natural partner for Edgybees,” said Adam Kaplan, CEO of Edgybees. “We look forward to showcasing the capabilities of this technology at WEF in Davos. This ground-breaking innovation was made possible by Edgybees’ in-house R&D Team via HCL’s ETO Open Innovation Program in partnership with Consulate General of Israel to South India.”

The technology will be part of the HCL Pavilion, which includes a Tech Showcase Zone, representing transformational examples of how technology – such as AI, Automation, Machine Vision, and Brain Computing – has impacted human lives. Please visit the live showcase from 21st till 25th Jan 2019 in [email protected] Pavilion, The Escher Raumdesign, Promenade 115, 7270 Davos Platz.

About Edgybees 

Edgybees is the leader in real-time collaborative visual intelligence technology, providing critical software that enables for the most accurate, collaborative virtual worlds of any complex environment. Its First Response (“FR”) C2 (command and control) system for professional drone users in emergency response organizations is currently operational in over 70 organizations in the US, Australia, Europe, and Israel.

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in San Diego, Edgybees has raised $6.4M to date.

About HCL Technologies 

HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. Its technology products, services and engineering are built on four decades of innovation, with a world-renowned management philosophy, a strong culture of invention and risk-taking, and a relentless focus on customer relationships. With a worldwide network of R&D, innovation labs and delivery centers, and 127,000+ ‘Ideapreneurs’ working in 43 countries, HCL serves leading enterprises across key industries, including 250 of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2000. HCL generated consolidated revenues of USD 8.2 billion for 12 months ended 30th Sep 2018.

HCL offers an integrated portfolio of products, solutions, services, and IP through our Mode 1-2-3 strategy built around Digital, IoT, Cloud, Automation, Cybersecurity, Analytics, Infrastructure Management and Engineering Services, amongst others, to help enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age.