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50 Innovative Companies to Watch 2018

50 Innovative Companies to Watch 2018


Company Management Description

Peter Leav,

President &  CEO

BMC helps customers run and reinvent their businesses with open, scalable, and modular solutions to complex IT problems. Bringing both unmatched experience in optimization and limitless passion for innovation to technologies from mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond, BMC helps more than 10,000 customers worldwide reinvent, grow, and build for the future success of their enterprises, including 92 of the Forbes Global 100.
Reynolds C. Bish, CEO Kofax is a leading supplier of software and solutions to automate and digitally transform human and information intensive processes across front and back office operations. These can dramatically improve customer engagement, greatly reduce operating costs, mitigate compliance risk and increase competitiveness, growth and profitability
Canon Business Process Services

Joe Marciano,

President & CEO

Canon Business Process Services helps clients enable business agility, digital transformation and lead an increasingly evolving workforce. The firm solves these challenges by leveraging our experienced team backed by Six Sigma expertise and best-in-class technology. With professionals across the US and in the Philippines, we have been named a Global Outsourcing 100 Leader in 2018 by IAOP for the twelfth straight year. Canon Business Process Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Abel Noser Solutions
Peter Weiler, President Abel Noser operates as an agency-only broker that provides trading services and trade analytics solutions to institutional asset owners, investment managers, and brokers worldwide. Its trading services include global equity and fixed income agency trading, pre-trade solutions, and execution strategies.
SENSIT Technologies

J. Scott Kleppe,

CEO & President

SENSIT Technologies designs, manufactures and services a complete line of gas leak detection instruments, combustible gas indicators and confined space monitors. Its product-line also includes vehicle mounted methane detectors and underground pipe locators. For more than 35 years, SENSIT has been committed to protecting life, property and our environment from hazardous gases.
Coyote Logistics
Cameron Ramsdell, Senior Vice President Every day we're identifying the right equipment for customers&rsquo freight from a growing network of more than 40,000 prequalified local, regional, and national carriers. Powered by proprietary technology, smart people, and resounding commitment, the Coyote pack is unwavering in its mission to provide the best service in the industry. When we say we&rsquore going to do it, we&rsquoll get it done. No Excuses.


Greg Provenzano,

President & Co-Founder

ACN is the largest direct selling telecommunications and essential services provider in the world. ACN Inc. was founded in 1993 by four entrepreneurs and is now operating in 24 countries. ACN offers essential products and services that people use every day, while also offering a powerful business ownership opportunity for entrepreneurs. Since its inception in 1993, ACN has been committed not just to principles of good business, but to principles of giving back.
Jeremy Coote, CEO The Acsis suite is an innovative cloud-based software solution for brand protection, enterprise serialization and end-to-end supply chain visibility. Acsis enables global manufacturers to have actionable analytics and real-time visibility from people, processes, devices and systems across their supply network, with seamless ERP integration.
Andrew Beard, CEO Vanu is focused on technical innovation to enable cellular coverage in areas that cannot be covered profitably with existing technology. Vanu software Radio Access Network (RAN) solutions enable the rapid development of new form factors targeting specific market needs.

Faizel Lakhani,

CEO, Dr. Anukool Lakhina Founder & President

Proven at the world's most demanding customers, Guavus is at the forefront of streaming big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning innovation. Guavus processes half a trillion records every day for over 450 million individuals, enabling enterprises to analyze data the instant it&rsquos captured, driving faster decision making, lower costs and higher growth.
PaperClip Incorporated

Bill Weiss,

CEO & Founder

PaperClip is an innovative software development and services company with 23 years of experience and over 4.5 million electronic documents exchanged per month in a popular straight through processing model for the financial service industries. PaperClip provides document management, document exchange, and email encryption services, all designed to be simple but effective.
Ali Alyousufi, Founder Yemensoft is one of the market leaders in enterprise applications softwares in the Middle East and North Africa. Over 25 years, Yemensoft has got excellent balance of experience in offering enterprise applications softwares that serve its customers requirements, implementation and management of integrated computerization projects. This achieves the rapid spread of its software locally and regionally.
Patrick Salyer, CEO Gigya's Customer Identity Management platform helps companies build better customer relationships by turning unknown site visitors into known, loyal and engaged customers. With Gigya's technology, businesses increase registrations and identify customers across devices, consolidate data into rich customer profiles and provide better services, products and experiences by integrating data into marketing and service applications.


Sri Manchala,

President & CEO 


Trianz enables digital transformations through effective strategies and excellence in execution. Collaborating with business and technology leaders, the firm helps to formulate and execute operational strategies to achieve intended business outcomes by bringing the best of consulting, technology experiences and execution models.

Vance Brown,

Executive Chairman & Co-Founder

Cherwell empowers organizations to transform their business through the rapid adoption and easy management of digital services. Cherwell's adaptable platform has enabled thousands of organizations to modernize their business operations with customizable service management, automation, and reporting across the enterprise. Its solutions and its people build lasting relationships
Matthew J. Schiltz, CEO Conga helps businesses get more value from their Salesforce CRM, by automating documents and accelerating sales. The Conga Suite of products, which includes Conga Composer, the #1 paid application on the Salesforce AppExchange, increases the value of the Sales Cloud by simplifying and automating data, documents, contracts and reporting.
Jeff Ray, CEO Brightcove Inc. is a leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for delivering and monetizing video across every connected device. The company offers a suite of products and services that reduce the complexity and increase the profitability of publishing, distributing, measuring and monetizing multi-screen video. Brightcove has more than 5,500 customers in over 70 countries that rely on the company&rsquos cloud solutions.
Avi Lonstein, CEO AireSpring is an award-winning provider of cloud communications and connectivity solutions serving thousands of businesses nationwide. AireSpring provides fully managed and connected end-to-end, next-generation solutions for multi-location enterprise customers, including SD-WAN, Unified Communications (UCaaS), Business VoIP, Hosted Phone Systems, SIP Trunking, MPLS, Manged Failover, Managed Security and Internet. AireSpring's solutions are offered through a diversified network of channel partners that includes distributors, master agents, managed service providers, and value added resellers.
Blue Eagle Consulting
Mark Griffin, President Blue Eagle Consulting (BEC) delivers contract Health IT resources to help you implement or maintain your core business applications - so that you get the information you need every day. And not just the technology end of things &ndash we provide the best in the business when it comes to practical knowledge and experience with the IT software and systems that the healthcare industry depends on.
LeaseAccelarator Inc

Michael Keeler,

CEO, President & Founder

LeaseAccelerator is the industry & first software application developed specifically for Enterprise Lease Accounting. Fortune 500 companies lease much of the real estate and equipment they use to run their business. Real estate leases might be for factories, warehouses, call centers, research labs, retail stores, or corporate offices. Equipment might include office equipment (furniture, photocopiers), industrial equipment (forklifts, machinery), transportation equipment (trucks, planes), or IT equipment (laptops, servers).
Tibbo Systems
Victor Polyakov, Managing Director Tibbo Systems specializes in control and monitoring software. The firm develops and deploys service solutions based on AggreGate Platform. Established in 2002, Tibbo Systems takes care of developing AggreGate Platform itself, as well as all vertical market products based on it. There are many software professionals, IT infrastructure engineers, automation experts and IoT gurus in our core team.

Dowell Research Pte Ltd
Thomas George, CEO Dowell Research is a global market research company with a focus on Qualitative Research Services like User experience research, Innovation intelligence, and Innovation consulting. It provides exclusive User experience research information from the field to support User-centred product design of medium and large companies globally... it works with a large and diverse client base, consisting of businesses across all sectors like Finance, Technology, Healthcare, Automotive
Edgewater Networks
David G. Norman, CEO Edgewater Networks is a market leader in enabling IP-based voice, video and data services. Service providers and enterprises of all sizes use Edgewater Networks&rsquo solutions to simplify customer premises configurations for quick and smooth installations, reduce time to market and deliver rapid return on invested capital. The company helps customers deliver intelligence at the network edge with its Network Edge Orchestration platform that includes the EdgeView Service Control Center, EdgeMarc Intelligent Edges, the QuickConnect Interoperability Lab and Professional Services.
NTT Innovation Institute,Inc.

Nina Simosko,

President & CEO

NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT i3) is the Silicon Valley-based innovation center for NTT Group, one of the world's largest ICT companies. NTT i3 works with both established enterprise companies and early stage digitally-native businesses to identify ambitious innovation ideas in the the R&D lab and develop them into new technology platforms that are applied against real business and consumer problems in the marketplace.

Private Eyes, Inc
Sandra James, CEO First, Private Eyes' provide the most accurate, most comprehensive information possible. This starts with its team of researchers who are tightly linked with local, state, and federal courthouses. Then, we rely on our unique internal process, which checks information at six different touch points to reduce the risk of errors and assure quality.
Luxcore, Inc.

Gerald Ramdeen,

Founder, Chairman, CEO

Luxcore is a blockchain solutions and services ecosystem that focuses on designing and building enterprise ready security and privacy products. The Luxcore platform relies on the ground-breaking PHI2 algorithm fueled blockchain to develop and implement it's core product offerings. This includes the open source blockchain token of value, Lux Coin &amp the enterprise consumer focused, closed source products like LuxGate and Parallel Masternodes.
John R. Riconda, CEO & President Contemporary Computer Services, Inc. (CCSI) provides information technology services. The company offers network operating center services, including fault identification and performance analysis on the core infrastructure and communication lines, as well as analysis on specific network devices and/or appliances; intrusion detection and prevention; detecting unusual network behavior; proactive response services; and audit trail services.
Michael Pratt, CEO ISO 9001 certified company, Panini, offers check capture platforms which enable customers to fully realize the advantages and efficiencies available with the digital transformation of the paper check, resulting in the world’s largest deployed base of check capture systems, now exceeding one million devices. Panini’s scalable solutions address the complete range of distributed check processing opportunities including teller capture, back-counter capture, remote deposit capture, check cashing and remittance processing and point-of-sale capture.
Saum Noursalehi, CEO tZERO is actively working to develop new technology that will help make markets more efficient, more transparent, and more liquid. The team believes that tZERO has the potential to democratize, expand, and strengthen capital markets through the use of technology, with a focus on Blockchain technology.
Daniel Springer, CEO DocuSign is changing the way we live and do business. That's because DocuSign is the fastest, most secure way to sign and approve just about anything from any mobile device & anywhere in the world. DocuSign is so simple to learn and easy to use, it will transform the way your customers do business with you.
Martin & Vleminckx
Alain Vleminckx, President Martin & Vleminckx is a world leader in the design, manufacture, fabrication and installation of traditional wooden roller coasters. Martin & Vleminckx is the exclusive distributor for Fabbri Group and Preston &amp Barbieri major rides in the U.S.A. and Canada offering clients a complete portfolio of amusement ride solutions. Martin &amp Vleminckx also provides ride installation, construction management, maintenance and attraction relocation for amusement, theme and water parks around the world.
Jim Payne, CEO dynaCERT has created global interest with our abilities to enhance product development into additional market platforms and deliver a return on investment (ROI). The firm continues to expand its partnerships with industry leaders, major corporations, private companies and government bodies. These relationships are strengthening our international presence and helping pave the way for technological expansions into rail, marine, oil/gas, stationary generator and mining applications. dynaCERT is in the move.
BioSig Technologies

Kenneth L. Londoner,

Founder, CEO &  Chairman

BioSig's PURE EP&tradeSystem is a surface electrocardiogram (ECG) and intracardiac multichannel recording and analysis system designed to assist electrophysiologists in making crucial clinical decisions in real-time by acquiring and displaying high-fidelity cardiac signal recordings even at undetectable levels (until now) with high accuracy to help identify appropriate catheter ablation targets - areas of tissue to destroy that create a heart rhythm disturbance (arrhythmia). BioSig's main goal is to deliver technology to improve upon catheter ablation treatments for the prevalent and potentially deadly arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia.
Comstock Mining, Inc.

Corrado De Gasperis,

Executive Chairman, President & CEO

Comstock Mining Inc. is a producing, Nevada-based, gold and silver mining company with extensive, contiguous property in the Comstock District and is an emerging leader in sustainable, responsible mining, including concurrent and accelerated reclamations, soil sampling, voluntary air monitoring, cultural asset protection and historical restorations.

Aiguo Zhang, Ph.D.,

President, CEO & Founder, Michael J. Powell, Ph.D., CSO

DiaCarta is a translational genomics and personalized diagnostics company based in Richmond, California. Our mission is to provide highly sensitive and advanced technologies that will improve the way molecular diagnostics and translational genomics impact healthcare treatment plans and the well-being of individuals around the world.
Go InStore
Andre Hordagoda, Co-founder Go Instore is a unique technology that closes the gap between the online and offline worlds. The company’s aim is to work in partnership with its clients to deliver immersive customer experiences. It achieves this by using live video streaming, through the use of smart phones and glasses, and a light touch implementation on your website
Assured Flow Solutions
Andrew Yule, Technology Manager Assured Flow Solutions LLC (AFS) is a specialist engineering consultancy, focusing on the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry. AFS prides itself on employing those with a strong work ethic and a fundamental understanding of the key requirements to delivery quality solutions. Above all, it values honesty and openness in our actions and strive to create a collaborative work environment..

Jonathan Natavio,

Founder & CEO

Porter is a marketplace that empowers users to access, discover and book services from a community of highly-rated, trusted and reliable providers. Porter partners with real estate firms to enable them to "digitize" their portfolio of properties, connect with their tenants & managers and empower them to book services they need from a trusted & reliable source. Through intelligent software and powerful technology, Porter seamlessly bridges consumer services to the real estate industry, creating an unfair advantage over the competition.
Intelligent Contacts

Jeff Mains,

Founder & CEO

Intelligent Contacts solutions empower you to see higher satisfaction, better contact rates, greater responses, and increased revenue. Its industry best practices and proven "cloud-based" technology give you the feature-rich contact and payment applications you need. Whether your business is a global enterprise, a tiny startup, or anything in between, Intelligent Contacts is designed to help you succeed.
Coulson Ice Blast
Foster Coulson, Co-Founder The Coulson Group is a family owned and operated group of companies that began in 1960 with forestry eventually expanding into aviation and lumber manufacturing in the late 80s. In 2012, the Coulson IceBlast team began revolutionizing ice blasting technology striving to create a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution to industrial and precision cleaning.
Indicium Dynamics
Mike Ross, CEO Indicium Dynamics are a innovative software consultancy with a focus on real-time data and the Internet of Things. With experience across multiple industries, our team can integrate with, process, analyse and distribute data in a real-time. The firm works with industry leaders to provide robust solutions in fields as diverse as flood forecasting through to in-home energy monitoring and control.
Ezhilarasan Natarajan, CEO CoreStack offers orchestration solution that accelerates multi-cloud adoption, optimizes consumption and enforces governance for businesses to maximize business agility and deliver predictable outcomes CoreStack Multi-Cloud Governance Platform ensures effective consumption, Operation and Optimization of Cloud Services through its unique Cloud as Code approach. The platform delivers predictable outcomes supporting business agility, enforces compliance to budgets and policies

Shlomi Gian, CEO,

Chetan Ahuja, Founder & CTO

PacketZoom is one of the leading firms in the industry that offers an end-to-end mobile networking platform that is designed to improve the end user experience while saving mobile app developers operational costs and time to market.
Ascensia Diabetes Care
Michael Kloss, CEO Ascensia Diabetes Care is a global company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes and helping empower them to take charge of their health and happiness. Its goal is to provide products and solutions that make a positive, daily difference for people with diabetes. The firm wants to help make sure diabetes doesn&rsquot get in the way of people&rsquos future, enabling them to live richer lives.
Augury IT
Garett Moreau, Founder Founded by Garett Moreau, who's technical accolades date back to the 1980's, when he got his first PC and began programming in his early adolescence. His focus evolved to networking and security with the advent of the public internet, and into his early teens, where his professional career began. He founded Augury IT at the growing demand of clientele and has dedicated his career to providing sound technology business planning and creative designs to businesses in and around Southern California.

Robin Ormerod,

Co-founder & Managing Director

Envirosuite Limited is an environmental management technology company that has developed a leading Software-as-Service platform which translates data into action in real-time. Using proprietary algorithms built on more than 30 years of environmental consulting experience, Envirosuite&rsquos platform provides a range of environmental monitoring, management and investigative capabilities.
Breakout Capital Finance

Carl Fairbank,

Founder & CEO

Breakout Capital is a technology-enabled direct lender that provides simple, straightforward working capital solutions to small businesses. Breakout Capital is one of the fastest growing alternative lenders in the market, already providing tens of millions of dollars of working capital to hundreds of small businesses across the country.
Elligo Health Research
John Potthoff, CEO Elligo Health Research offers the only platform that brings clinical research to physician practices, accelerating the development of new pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device products and therapies. Our Goes Direct&trade approach uses state-of-the-art elliGO DIRECT&trade technology to compliantly leverage current electronic health record data and applies a proprietary, prescreening process to match protocol-eligible patients for participation in clinical studies.
Rokk3r Fuel Exo

Jeff Ransdell,

Founder & Managing Director

Rokk3r Fuel is the dedicated investment group connected to Rokk3r Labs. The firm uses a tested methodology of risk mitigated early stage investing by working with Rokk3R Labs and its global network of professional company builders, to help the next generation of innovators access the capital and resources they need to grow.
Cloud Optik

Michael Sterl,

Co-founder & CEO

Cloud Optik is a cloud analytics platform that is engineered to connect business intelligence data with proprietary data models to identify and unlock new sources of value for service providers and channel partners. The platform generates insights across the business, from operational improvements to enhanced customer profile information and new sales opportunities.