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50 Most Trustworthy Companies of the Year 2018

The Industrial AI and IoT Software Leader: Uptake


To create a world that always works. One where people and machines work together to power the world. These are the machines that light our homes, take us to new places and create more prosperity than ever imagined.

Uptake’s open and purpose-built software digitally transforms industrial companies, bridging the gap between data and outcomes. Its products go beyond improving asset reliability and availability. The company’s streamline operations, enhance efficiency and unlock new revenue channels. The result: A financially optimized business portfolio that moves the metrics that matter.

Uptake is proudly born and bred in the midwest, the industrial heartland. Uptake’s team live and breathe data science so its customers can focus on the work they do best. By harnessing the power of information to help companies make better predictions, Uptake turns every industrial company into a digital organization.

Uptake: Apps That Use Data Science to Increase Productivity, Reliability, and Safety

Asset Performance Management: Increase the availability and reliability of your assets. Know everything about your critical assets 24/7 and ensure they’re always ready to deliver — whether they’re connected or not. Cost-optimize maintenance strategies, increase uptime and consistently hit peak performance.

Sales and Service Management: Improve sales and service processes from shop to the field. Whether you’re an equipment dealer or OEM, your business achieves new levels of customer visibility and labor efficiency from executing process workflows with asset-centric, data-driven insights in real time.

Process and Operations: Optimize your people, processes and systems. Assets don’t exist in isolation. Optimize your people, processes and systems across the asset ecosystem.

The Industrial AI Platform with a Data Science-First Approach

Uptake’s applications are built on top of its industrial AI and IoT platform. The company put powerful AI and machine learning to work for its customers, using its pre-trained data science models and industry-specific content to turn mountains of data into actionable insights that drive financial outcomes.

AI & Machine Learning Engines

Industrial AI and machine learning are the core building blocks of Uptake’s platform. Made for fast results, its engines provide a simple framework, enabling you to leverage Uptake’s deep knowledge and expertise, accelerate your time to insight and inform smarter decision-making.

  • Failure Prediction: Predicts probability of future failures with historical data plus current conditions
  • Recommendations: Assesses current conditions plus likely scenarios, suggesting next steps and fixes
  • Noise Filtering: Filters out unnecessary noise from raw data
  • Label Correction: Fixes maintenance records for accurate labeling
  • Image Analytics: Turns imagery into situational change analytics
  • Dynamic Rules: Uses historical data and custom logic to generate rules for alerting
  • Anomaly Detection: Analyzes current conditions to identify deviations from normal operating behavior
  • Fuel Management: Uses historical fuel consumption and operational context to identify inefficient assets and operators

Data Science Catalog & Model Manager

The company has spent years automating the most challenging aspects of the industrial data science process so you can quickly create models that drive financial outcomes for your business. Use its models or configure your own in its one-stop shop for all available models.

Data Science Catalog: Data Science Catalog gives you access to a vast library of pre-built models that quickly gets you to insights on many known asset types, and a place to browse and configure each of those models alongside their own custom ones.

Model Manager: Model Manager lets you run model performance tests on new models alongside production data before releasing them to live applications. It also manages DS model versioning, training metrics, and insight trends.

Data Sources

Uptake’s fully managed platform easily integrates with your existing technology infrastructure, enabling you to freely share data and insights across your organization. Connect disparate data streams in real time for a single source of truth across your enterprise.

Data Types: Easily connect to any data source, from machine and enterprise data to ambient data like market information and operational benchmarks.

Cloud to On-Prem Data Sources: Uptake’s platform can integrate with cloud data sources and on-premise systems. The firm offers a library of ready to use connectors to quickly get your data up and running on its platform, as well as an SDK to enable you to build your own connectors.

Edge Devices: The company’s platform can power the same data science models on edge as it does in the cloud, sending back only relevant information over the network, dramatically reducing costs.

Industrial Core

Uptake’s industrial core is where its learnings and expertise across industries are codified to make your platform experience simple and intuitive. It taps into its Asset Strategy Library™ and curated industrial datasets to power seamless mapping and normalizing of your data.

Asset Strategy Library™: The company delivers data-backed insights to optimize failure prediction and prevention with the world’s largest catalog of industrial logic from 800+ assets, 55,000 failure modes and preventive maintenance strategies.

Curated Industrial Data: Tap into its public and private datasets spanning industrial weather, traffic patterns, satellite imagery, geospatial systems, and more to supercharge your models and make better-informed business decisions.

Greet the Leader

Brad Keywell, Founder and CEO: A lifelong entrepreneur and philanthropist, Brad is a co-founder of seven technology companies. In addition to Uptake, he is a founding investor in Tempus and co-founder of Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, MediaOcean, Drivin and the venture capital firm Lightbank. He is on the Board of Trustees of Equity Residential and is the founder and Chairman of Chicago Ideas, which has grown into one of the largest innovation and ideas gatherings in the world. Brad is the Chairman of Future Founders, a non-profit that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur.

“We’ve solved the puzzle of turning complex data into real-world outcomes, empowering people, machines, and business to make more informed decisions.”