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Types of Machine Learning
Types of Machine Learning

There are three common types of ML training approaches, which we will review here…

A New Approach to QA
A New Approach to QA

Quality Assurance is a common entry point throughout the tech industry, including at Valence.

Let Me (re)Introduce Valence to You
Let Me (re)Introduce Valence to You

What’s happening at Valence isn’t happening anywhere else, and I’m so happy to share our story with you.

The Right Data Retention Policy for Your Organization
The Right Data Retention Policy for Your Organization

Every business needs a strategy to manage its data, and that strategy should include a plan for data retention.

Technology is Your Untapped Weapon in the Talent War
Technology is Your Untapped Weapon in the Talent War

Technology has a central role to play in the talent strategy for organizations.

Deep Learning at the Edge
Deep Learning at the Edge

Deep learning is a subset of machine learning where algorithms inspired by the human brain learn from large amounts of data.

Let’s talk about Unified Data Governance (UDG)
Let’s talk about Unified Data Governance (UDG)

Technology is at the heart of every modern company, and data management is more than a side effect of a business.

The Robots are Here — Are You Ready?
The Robots are Here — Are You Ready?

Businesses around the world are using robots to modernize operations.

5G and the Next Decade of Digital Transformation
5G and the Next Decade of Digital Transformation

I am excited to announce that Valence has joined the 5G Open Innovation Lab ecosystem as a Technical Partner.

Digital Transformation: How to Get Started on Meaningful Innovation
Digital Transformation: How to Get Started on Meaningful Innovation

There is a key ingredient to successful transformation initiatives – people

Remote Working Challenges and Mitigations in Product Deployment
Remote Working Challenges and Mitigations in Product Deployment

We have identified common challenges that may occur in product deployment with remote work.

Effective Digital Transformation
Effective Digital Transformation

Effective digital transformation puts business strategy ahead of digital strategy

Digital Transformation Trends Shaping 2020
Digital Transformation Trends Shaping 2020

Every company can use an edge in understanding where to invest resources for the future.

Applying Virtual Reality to Employee Training — A Deeper Look
Applying Virtual Reality to Employee Training — A Deeper Look

We partnered with Nestlé Purina to create a VR training application

The Future of Virtual Reality — Key Takeaways from the Oculus Connect Conference (OC6)
The Future of Virtual Reality — Key Takeaways from the Oculus Connect Conference (OC6)

Eventually, augmented reality will be about far more than just VR headsets.

The Issue is Not with Technology Consultants, It’s with the WRONG Technology Consultants
The Issue is Not with Technology Consultants, It’s with the WRONG Technology Consultants

Businesses that embark on a digital transformation, often bring in technology consultants.

Training Data Sets in Machine Learning Models
Training Data Sets in Machine Learning Models

This year’s TC Robotics & AI conference had all the proof we need that consumer robotics is a booming industry

Announcing New Voice Solution Offerings
Announcing New Voice Solution Offerings

Valence is excited to announce a new set of enterprise voice solution offerings, across both the Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS platforms.

Voice Summit: Where Voice is Going
Voice Summit: Where Voice is Going

Conversational interfaces are the tip of the spear in defining how AI reshapes our relationship with digital systems.

Voice Technology: Designing for the Enterprise
Voice Technology: Designing for the Enterprise

A well-designed voice interface will create an intuitive way to access information, streamline workflows, and create a new way to do business.

We Did It: Microsoft Gold Partner Status!
We Did It: Microsoft Gold Partner Status!

We are thrilled to announce today that we have achieved Microsoft Gold Partner Status!

Project Success is About the Tools, Not a Methodology
Project Success is About the Tools, Not a Methodology

Whether building an overpass to relieve congestion or implementing new processes to improve compliance, projects tend to revolve around problem solving.

Where to Start Your Digital Transformation
Where to Start Your Digital Transformation

You buy both capacity and expertise when you hire a digital transformation consultant.

Driving Your Retail Digital Transformation
Driving Your Retail Digital Transformation

There are major threats as well as exciting opportunities as the retail landscape gets more competitive, more personal, and more connected.

The Future of Retail — Trends From NRF
The Future of Retail — Trends From NRF

Let’s discuss some of the trends we saw at NRF

What is Experiential Retail?
What is Experiential Retail?

We shine a light on the best ways to use emergent technologies in transforming a retail business.

Who Should Lead your Digital Transformation?
Who Should Lead your Digital Transformation?

Who should lead digital transformation in a large enterprise?

What is Digital Transformation?
What is Digital Transformation?

The purpose of digital transformation is to improve customer experiences and operational results.

Valence Takes Part in Seattle Interactive Conference 2018
Valence Takes Part in Seattle Interactive Conference 2018

Visionary thinkers seeking disruptive technologies and innovative business models met at SIC in Seattle

Voice and Chat: Cornerstones of Digital Transformation
Voice and Chat: Cornerstones of Digital Transformation

We are excited to announce today the release of two new innovation programs related to voice and chat technologies!

Transforming the Employee Experience with Alexa for Business
Transforming the Employee Experience with Alexa for Business

We built the “Valence Bot” to provide employees with a tool that helps them with their daily jobs.

Humanizing the Un-Human: The Current State of Robotics
Humanizing the Un-Human: The Current State of Robotics

Waypoint is a robotics company that is not even two years old, that has already shipped dozens of robots.

PSBJ 2018 Washington’s Best Places to Work…we won!
PSBJ 2018 Washington’s Best Places to Work…we won!

What makes a company the “best place to work”? At Valence, we believe it boils down to our culture.

Continuing Our Growth: Welcome 8ninths to Valence
Continuing Our Growth: Welcome 8ninths to Valence

We are very excited today to share the news that Valence has acquired 8ninths, a leading augmented and virtual reality studio based in Seattle

Announcing the Blockchain Innovation Accelerator
Announcing the Blockchain Innovation Accelerator

The Blockchain Innovation Accelerator accelerates customer projects related blockchain technologies.

Marketplaces, Blockchains, Smart Contracts, Oh My!
Marketplaces, Blockchains, Smart Contracts, Oh My!

We like to use the technologies we evangelize to our customers to advance our own business.

Using Data to Improve Patient Outcomes
Using Data to Improve Patient Outcomes

It’s no secret that technology is making its mark in the healthcare industry.

Advancing Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing, Operations and Logistics Industry
Advancing Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing, Operations and Logistics Industry

While many companies see the need for transformation, choosing where to start can be overwhelming.

Transformational Technology: Don’t Blink or You’ll Miss It
Transformational Technology: Don’t Blink or You’ll Miss It

I hate to use clichés, but with these technologies, you blink and you miss them.

Augmented World Expo 2018— a recap through the eyes of Valence
Augmented World Expo 2018— a recap through the eyes of Valence

We attended the 9th Annual Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, California.

Announcing the HoloLens Innovation Accelerator
Announcing the HoloLens Innovation Accelerator

Today at Augmented World Expo, we are incredibly excited to announce our HoloLens Innovation Accelerator!

How about a Dose of Virtual Reality to Ease the Pain?
How about a Dose of Virtual Reality to Ease the Pain?

What role do technologies like virtual reality play in patient care for issues such as pain management?

AR in Healthcare? It’s Already Here
AR in Healthcare? It’s Already Here

The pace of discovery is so accelerated these days that it’s hard to keep up.

Robotics: Cue the Pizza Drones?
Robotics: Cue the Pizza Drones?

As it happens, the drone world is also an area of exciting innovation in robotics, despite the stunt with the pizza boxes.

Artificial Intelligence: How smart is it?
Artificial Intelligence: How smart is it?

Are computers ready to take over the world and subjugate the human race?

AR & VR: What can we look forward to?
AR & VR: What can we look forward to?

When we mention augmented reality and virtual reality ,most people think of gaming.

IoT: Everything Talking to Everything Else
IoT: Everything Talking to Everything Else

We’ve found new ways to process the vast amounts of data IoT systems generate.

Blockchain: Is it More than Hype?
Blockchain: Is it More than Hype?

Think you know what blockchain is? Think again, because the truth is, there’s no one universal definition that everybody agrees on.

Nastradamus: A Legendary Rapper, and the Rise of a New Blockchain-Dominated World
Nastradamus: A Legendary Rapper, and the Rise of a New Blockchain-Dominated World

The blockchain hype is real. What does it have to do with rap?

Chatbots: Much More Than A Novelty
Chatbots: Much More Than A Novelty

The chatbot landscape is getting more diverse, driven by several chatbot frameworks for developers.

Enterprise Robotics: More Promising Than Working for Elon Musk
Enterprise Robotics: More Promising Than Working for Elon Musk

The field of robotics is changing, and enterprise robotics are being rapidly adopted.

Natural Language Understanding: It’s Not Just Chat
Natural Language Understanding: It’s Not Just Chat

Marrying Natural Language Understanding with digital communication models can optimize the passing of information to serve senders and receivers.

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