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10 Best IT Services Companies 2018

“We know that innovation comes with ambiguity in timelines and variance in workloads”: iMerit

thesiliconreview-radha-basu-ceo-imerit-2018Human Empowered Computing Making a Difference

Partnered with the world’s most innovative companies to unlock the value hidden within unstructured data, iMerit is a privately-held international company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with operations in Kolkata, India. To improve technical process efficiencies while making a social impact, iMerit offers an on-demand human-empowered computing workforce. The company is funded by leading Silicon Valley investors including Khosla Ventures, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, and Omidyar Network.

iMerit’s customers are able to focus on the projects that drive their company forward while iMerit’s team of specialists handles the data work. With an employee attrition rate of less than 5% and output accuracy higher than 95%, iMerit is a reliable partner in delivering cost-effective, quality projects on time and on budget.

Today, with an in-house team of over 800 data experts uniquely equipped to work through the ebbs and flows of any project, iMerit is delivering best-in-class enterprise data services at scale, with dynamic capacity.

Versatile Dataset Services

The world’s most innovative companies work with iMerit to extract value from data. From basic image transcription to the creation of ground truth datasets for training advanced algorithms, iMerit is the pioneer in anything ‘data.’ iMerit Offers a bundle of dataset services and it includes:

  • Computer vision
  • Natural language processing
  • Enrichment / Extraction / Verification
  • Moderation
  • Categorization
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Support desk
  • Custom services

The iMerit Advantage

  • Quality: iMerit’s team leaders ensure that its in-house data experts are consistently delivering over 95% accuracy on all data projects by supporting the team with regular supervision and up-skilling.
  • Secure: The company’s full-time team members work in dedicated, monitored facilities under full NDA, giving iMerit the ability to uphold strict confidentiality and security protocol to keep data safe.
  • Scalable: With a large team standing by, iMerit works with the ebb and flow of your data needs. The company understands that when it comes to innovation, timelines can be ambiguous and data volumes aren’t always consistent.
  • Impact: iMerit provides groundbreaking career opportunities to highly motivated individuals in underprivileged communities, bringing them into the global digital economy.

Case Study: KinaTrax | World Series-Winning Machine Vision

Challenge
KinaTrax is developing a markerless motion capture system used by Major League Baseball (MLB) teams to measure their players’ performance, fatigue, and risk of injury. Using in-game footage of players captured from twelve different cameras, KinaTrax is building machine vision algorithms capable of analyzing the movements of MLB pitchers. MLB teams can then use these analyses in order to make decisions about player health, performance, and safety.

Solution
iMerit teams are involved in the KinaTrax process from end-to-end. The iMerit experts first process in-game video footage of players and create still images from the footage. Then it annotates the images based on the needs of the KinaTrax algorithms. These images are fed back into KinaTrax processes for ongoing analysis and distribution to MLB teams.

Results
iMerit teams created accurate 3D models for over 300 MLB pitchers. These models are used as foundations for ongoing in-game analysis by KinaTrax and were used by the 2016 Chicago Cubs in their historic World Series win.

Testimonials

 “iMerit’s data annotation services are fundamental to our work at KinaTrax, enabling us to build accurate models for hundreds of MLB pitchers, and turn these models into actionable insights. We look forward to working with iMerit for seasons to come!”

-KinaTrax

“iMerit is a unique services provider dedicated to exploring what really works. They’re not afraid to make changes and improvements, and they continuously strive to make their services – and therefore ours – the best in the business. Overall, I love the iMerit team, and we’ve seen a tremendous improvement in marketplace conversion since integration!”

-Teespring

The iMerit Impact

All over the world, youth unemployment rates are hitting record highs. Access to relevant, market-aligned training and employment is limited. Many hardworking young people know that they face a future marked by socioeconomic challenges, constant change, and scarce opportunities. At the same time, they also know that the digital world provides a window in which geography plays a lesser role and excellence can come from any part of the world.

Built on the premise that training and opportunity can turn anybody into a capable digital professional, regardless of past disadvantages, iMerit open the doors for bright, underprivileged youngsters to have meaningful careers in the digital economy.

The company is partnered with Anudip Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to identifying and training marginalized young people in data and tech skills. Through this partnership, iMerit finds committed, motivated staff that can be the future of the company.

Once on board, these bright young women and men are full-time employees. They get access to health insurance. They can advance their careers. They can even get stock options. Many of iMerit’s employees choose to continue their education. They are able to support their families and to encourage siblings and friends to seek training, education, and employment. Their motivation serves as a beacon to attract others to iMerit. As technology professionals and valued members of the global digital economy, they’re an inspiration not only to their communities but to all of us at iMerit as well.

Meet the Elegant Lady

Radha Basu is the CEO of iMerit. Radha built her career for 20 years at HP, eventually heading Enterprise Solutions. She took Support.com public on NASDAQ as its CEO. Most recently she launched Anudip Foundation with Dipak Basu, before starting iMerit. She is also well known as a champion of woman entrepreneurs and an expert on frugal innovation

“We provide the human element in data innovation while empowering women and youth in underprivileged communities to join the digital economy.”

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