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HCL wins Prestigious AI Award

Lehdistötiedote   •   Touko 27, 2016 13:45 EEST

Noida, India and London, United Kingdom, May 27 th 2016 – HCL Technologies, a leading

global IT services company, has been named the winner of the Best Innovation in Natural

Language Processing (NLP) award at the AIconics Awards. The AIconics are the world’s only

independently judged awards celebrating the drive, innovation and hard work in the

international Artificial Intelligence Community organised by AIBusiness and was hosted

during The AI Summit on the 5 th May. HCL was also named as a finalist in the Best Intelligent

Assistant category, which showcases companies making ground-breaking advancements in

virtual assistants and advanced voice/text recognition capabilities.

This year’s awards featured 5 categories, recognising industry leaders across a broad

spectrum of AI technologies. In winning the Best Innovation in NLP award, the AIconics

Awards judges recognised that HCL is ahead of the curve when it comes to NLP, at a time

when many businesses are looking towards productivity and automation of roles and tasks.

The driving force behind HCL’s success at the AIconics Awards is HCL DryICE, the company’s

innovative autonomics & orchestration framework. Enabling more than 40 micro services

from a single platform, HCL DryICE is benefiting HCL’s customers across Digital and Next-

Generation IT and IoT projects. HCL’s holistic NLP offering covers text extraction, grammar

understanding, matching of situations to actions, external knowledge patterns and

algorithms around emotion & tone analysis, voice processing and other functions.

Kaylan Kumar, Executive Vice President at HCL Technologies, said: “We are delighted to

have been recognised for our pioneering work in the AI space. This award gives testimony to

the innovation and pragmatic implementation of Natural Language Processing in the 21 st

Century Enterprise. Our DryICE platform is at the cutting edge of this innovation, with such

functionality being embedded in many of the micro services we deliver.”

Daniel Pitchford, Director at AI Business added: “We are dedicated to championing

brilliance and innovation in the field of practical AI, focusing specifically on how the

technology can be used within an enterprise. HCL Technologies has certainly demonstrated a

fantastic innovation when it comes to NLP; we congratulate HCL on its achievements and

look forward to seeing more developments on the horizon.”

HCL DryICE enables 21st Century Enterprises to act with the same agility as a start-up, while

delivering like a lean enterprise. Taking human-to- human and human-to- machine interaction

patterns HCL has applied its core NLP capability across its cognitive service desk, intelligent

tech support and robotic process automation domains.

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company working with clients in areas that

impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its emergence on global landscape

after its IPO in 1999 and listing in 2000, HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, today

operates out of 32 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 6.2 billion, for 12 Months

ended 31st March, 2016. For the 21st Century Enterprise, HCL focuses on business model

transformation, underlined by innovation and value creation, offering an integrated

portfolio of services including BEYONDigital, IoT WoRKS, Engineering Services Outsourcing

and Next–Generation IT & Operations (NGIT&O) that focuses on transformation–led

integrated infrastructure services, applications services and business services. HCL leverages

DryICE, its 3rd generation automation platform, global network of integrated innovation

labs, and global delivery capabilities to provide holistic, multi–service delivery in key industry

verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media,

Publishing & Entertainment, Retail & CPG, Life sciences & Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy &

Utilities, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and Government. With 104,896 professionals

from diverse nationalities, HCL Technologies focuses on creating real value for customers by

taking 'Relationships Beyond the Contract'. For more information, please visit

For details please contact:

Elka Ghudial, HCL Europe Corporate Communications

+44 (0) 7973 567 131

Ajay Davessar, VP and Global Head HCL Corporate Communications


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HCL Technologies Pohjoismaissa

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