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UIB wins the ninth edition of the Aegis Graham Bell Awards – Irish Tech News

UIB Holdings Pte. Ltd. (UIB) today announced that it has won the ninth annual Aegis Graham Bell Award (AGBA) in the “Innovation in IoT” category for its UnificationEngine conversational IoT platform. Gartner Cool Vendor-designated cloud computing company UIB was recognized today at a ceremony hosted by the Government of Goa at the Entertainment Society of Goa in Panaji. Late last year, UIB opened up a new AI Centre of Excellence in Bangalore, India.

UIB Chief Executive Officer Toby Ruckert said, “Five years ago, we brought together a small team of cloud computing engineers and entrepreneurs to find a way to solve the problem of how to simply communicate. How can we talk and text all of our different cloud-connected software, services, chatbots, and devices? What we invented, UIB’s UnificationEngine intelligent IoT messaging platform, created conversational IoT.”

AGBA Juror and Aegis School Of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security & Telecom Director Dr. Vinay Kulkarni said, “Their platform has converted science fiction to reality! Imagine ‘talking’ to any IoT device in any language, using any communication channel, traditional and modern and getting things done! The UnificationEngine developed by UIB and their SmartContact concept can revolutionize how we interact with devices and machines. We often see people walking by talking into their cell phone, chatting with other people – well, now they can do the same with devices! I congratulate UIB on their unique innovation.”

UIB Chief Technology Officer Aby Varghese added, “When users add a UnificationEngine-powered SmartContact® to their smartphone’s address books, our AI allows them to talk to any connected ‘thing’ or service on over 20 of the world’s most popular communications platforms, including email, SMS, smart speakers, social media messaging and chat apps. UnificationEngine works with WhatsApp (UIB is an official WhatsApp Business solution provider), Facebook Messenger, Viber, WeChat, Telegram, and many more.”

Varghese concluded, “What really makes UnificationEngine unique is its omnichannel messaging, its ability to operate any connected IoT device, its Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine’s AI-independence, and its conversational analytics. It’s a true honor to have our technology – and specifically, the impact our technology has had on helping our customers around the world to achieve their objectives – be recognized by winning the ninth annual AGBA.”

AGBA has been promoting innovations in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) domain, rewarding those who have been contributing in these fields, for eight years, with a vision to foster and stimulate innovators for India to become the nucleus of innovation.

Learn more about UIB and how its UnificationEngine can power your company’s conversational IoT at

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