2020 Edition: Winners "Entrepreneurial Force"
It's a great honor to receive this incredible recognition from La Voz del Interior, a daily newspaper based in Córdoba, Argentina with a national influence and readership. "Córdoba Empresaria" is an annual edition where the business leaders and entrepreneurs recognize those that are making a difference in the local ecosystem.
This year the Webee team has been recognized for their entrepreneurial force in which they have driven the business, grow it internationally, and most certainly navigated the unpredicted scheme of the pandemic.
"We feel immensely proud of this recognition from an ecosystem that saw us grow and gave me many opportunities from the very first moments of my career. This most certainly represents a huge milestone for our team and the future of our company". Lucas Funes, CEO & Founder.
"It's such an honor to receive this recognition from our peers and leaders in the City of Córdoba. We hope this truly serves as a reflection of the importance of building an ecosystem that values and create conditions for entrepreneurs to thrive". Cecilia Flores, CMO & Co-Founder
Learn more about the award here.
Cecilia Flores recognized as GAME CHANGER in the first edition of the Globant Awards - Women that Build Edition 2020
Webee celebrates Cecilia Flores, after being named a finalist in the Globant Awards: Women that Build in the United States and Canada.
The award is a part of Globant's initiative to encourage women that generate a positive impact in the IT industry and inspire more women and non-binary people to become interested in STEM. The awards first
edition had more than 12,000 nominations and more than 70 recognized world-class organizations and institutions supporting the initiative in the first edition.
Cecilia was selected from thousands of applicants as a winner in the GAME CHANGER category in the United States and Canada that recognizes a leading professional without formal training in STEM who holds a leadership position and who has made a direct impact in the IT industry.
"I feel immensely honored to receive this award and recognition that comes from an incredible judging panel as well as women and men in the community with whom I collaborate in our efforts towards gender equality. It's incredibly rewarding being recognized along with wonderful leaders that are working hard and committing to making an impact in technology for women around the world".
Cecilia Flores, CMO, and Co-Founder at Webee.
Cecilia is already a winner and an example for other women in IT. We wish her the best of success in the next stage.
Meet the outstanding women from each country that are rocking the IT industry
ABOUT GLOBANT: a digitally native company where innovation, design, and engineering meet scale. Globant uses the latest technologies in the digital and cognitive fields to transform organizations forward in every aspect. They have more than 14,300 employees, and are present in 16 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts, and Santander, among others
This past month, we had the opportunity to participate in a series of webinars organized by our technology partner LoRa, in which Data in Agriculture was the central theme.
Various smart agriculture and animal wellness solutions were presented focused on showing real-life use cases and exemplifying how LoRaWAN networks truly enable efficient deployments to extract and process any type of data in the agricultural industry, even with limited or no connectivity available.
On this occasion, our VP of Sales had the privilege of moderating these panels, and at the same time, our CEO and Founder Lucas Funes presented an extraordinary use case in which we demonstrated how it is possible to reduce pre-wean mortality up to 17% through the access to real-time data powered by LoraWan technology.
It is undoubtedly a very exciting time for the Agriculture Industry to enhance all the various solutions that are fast making progress in terms of productivity, efficiency and sustainability. Here are some of our most important takeaways from the insightful discussions.
Connectivity and long-range in the most remote places
LoraWan technology has managed to make a great contribution to the industry through its long-range wireless sensors that send data from the farm to the cloud, through public or private networks connecting over distances of up to 15 km from sensors with batteries that last up to 10 years. This results in lower maintenance costs, connectivity in remote areas with scarce infrastructure, and giving farmers valuable information to make decisions and scale their businesses. This connectivity infrastructure is helping the IoT solutions truly take-off in Agribusiness and help by doing it in a seamless and cost-effective way.
The importance of data integration from disparate data sources
There is a reality today in agribusiness, and it is that while technology solutions continue to emerge, multiple sensors, databases, and other sources of data generate valuable information to great use of those managing these complex processes. As this acceleration on adoption continues to happen, another major challenge arises which is the need to improve the way data is managed and visualized. To fully embrace its power, each data source needs to be interrelated and put at the disposal of those responsible for the day to day decision making in a simple way. Integrateding data sources saves time, effort, and helps agribusinesses truly achieve the full potential of their existing infrastructure.
An opportunity for "self-service" IoT
Each agriculture organization knows with precision the characteristics of the challenges they face and what their ideal solutions look like. Even though technology can help fix many of those challenges, it often requires an extra effort from farmers to understand what are the solutions that better serve them. So, one of the challenges of technology adoption is really moving the conversation from a technological one to a problem-oriented one. To do that, we need to continue to share success stories and build technology that makes it even easier to deploy and prove their ROI from the get-go.
The Lora Alliance has a large number of partners around the world who provide solutions to farmers in the process of implementation and adoption of its technologies. These solutions are particularly much more affordable for medium-size farmers that want to start improving their current processes with a moderate budget. As LoRa partners we have the ability to help farmers customize a solution in record time. Webee technology the time can be shortened to just weeks or even days, obviously, this can vary according to the size of the project, but it is a fact that LoraWan technology allows this flexibility and optimal use of time.
See the webinars in both Spanish and English in the links below.
This past week UN Global Compact held a 3-day conference, Uniting Business LIVE, where the WE Empower awardees and finalists came together for regional discussions on tangible, innovative business solutions for advancing the UN SDGs, both locally and globally.
Webee's CMO and Co-Founder Cecilia Flores, joined Vital Voices CEO Alyse Nelson alongside women entrepreneurs in a discussion around how collective action can bring transformative and sustainable change around the world. They shared their efforts in advancing the SDGs and the challenges and Cecilia explained how the pandemic challenged the food system to find long term solutions to guarantee the continuity of food supply chain, and reduce the impact of food loss on the environment.
Access the recording of the discussion here.
The virtual Agri-tech Innovation Summit kicked off its virtual event on September 15, welcomed by over 900 executive-level delegates representing 54 countries to discuss how the agri-food landscape is rapidly evolving and address the surging consumer demand for the freshest produce. Within the summit, attendees ranged from the world’s leading seed companies, food, retailers, farm operators, technology providers, and investors.
Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to Webee Corporation’s no-code visual IoT toolset to take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and agility of Azure to drive application development and shape business strategies.
SUNNYVALE, California -- September 9, 2020 -- Webee Corporation, a next-gen Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company, today announced the availability of Webee, its no-code visual IoT solution, in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Webee customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management.
The M12 Female Founders Competition SaaS winner created a unique IIoT and AI (artificial intelligence) solution with a no-code visual approach toward building complex IoT applications for the industrial and commercial markets. This enables customers to benefit from IoT technology without impacting operations and obtaining an immediate return on investment.
“We are looking forward to continuing to help organizations adapt to the new working environments and bring visibility to industrial operations,” said Lucas Funes, CEO at Webee. “The scalability, reliability, and agility of Azure IoT, Azure AI, Azure Machine Learning, combined with business intelligence and analytics, make it possible to help organizations reduce the cost and time of effective IoT implementations.”
“Through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, customers around the world can easily find, buy, and deploy partner solutions they can trust, all certified and optimized to run on Azure,” said Sajan Parihar, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “We’re happy to welcome Webee's solution to the growing Azure Marketplace ecosystem.”
The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Webee serves clients around the world with a unique no-code approach to deploy smart farming, remote monitoring, and worker safety solutions in hours, saving millions of dollars lost from downtime and accelerating complex IoT implementations from months to hours.
Learn more about Webee at its page in the Azure Marketplace.
Press Release here
Webee, the next-gen Industrial Internet of Things company (IIoT) was selected as the winner of M12's Global Female Founders Competition - an initiative that seeks to identify the next wave of leading female founders.
Founded by Cecilia Flores and Lucas Funes Webee has been chosen out of hundreds of applications as Webee was selected as the Best Enterprise SaaS category in the United States.
“We are proud to welcome Webee to the M12 portfolio and invest alongside Mayfield and Pivotal Ventures. We see in Webee a combination of technological vision, a purpose-driven mission, and the incredible entrepreneurial grit. The expertise of its founders and their proven track record are critical in the pursuit of more sustainable industrialization.”
The competition, organized by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, and partnership with Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures and Mayfield invested USD $6 million in four winners. Two winners–one global and one US-based startup–were selected in each of the two categories: Deeptech and Software as a Service (SaaS). Webee was the US winners in the SaaS category, receiving $2M for her business, while Deeptech winners each received $1M.
The $2M investment from M12, Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, and Mayfield, we allow Webee to continue its expansion in the Food, Beverage, and Agriculture industries to help reduce the impact of food loss on the environment.
Insight Tech Article by Kenton Wilson
For many IoT projects, complexity can be a killer. Developers often need to work with a variety of legacy systems, each with its own programming language, toolset, protocols, and so forth. They need to interpret the data coming off these old systems and figure out how to get this newly acquired data to the right destination—and that can mean learning another set of APIs and protocols.
For example, the data might need to go to a web dashboard, trigger SMS alerts, or be integrated into a variety of enterprise applications.
Programming is complicated but it doesn’t have to be. In this article you can learn how are no-coding, end-to-end toolset powered by Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Computer Vision makes it possible.
Read the full article here.
Join us for an insightful conversation with Lester Burgos, an experienced Factory Manager with a demonstrated history in the food production industry. He has vast experience in Operations Management, Demand Planning, Business Process Improvement, Hazard Analysis, and Critical Control Points (HACCP). His experience in the Food Industry is leading production teams in companies such as Barry Callebaut, and Nestle. We discussed the challenges the industry is facing, how the future looks like, and how technology plays a key role in its future.
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(Sunnyvale, CA – June 15, 2020) – Webee Corporation, announces that they joined the LoRa Alliance® to advance the deployment of IoT and AI Solutions offering a next-gen no-coding toolset for manufacturing, agriculture, and supply chain operations.
The LoRa Alliance is the fastest-growing technology alliance. A non-profit association committed to enabling large scale deployment of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) IoT through the development and promotion of the LoRaWAN® open standard.
"Webee is very much looking forward to continuing its progress on bringing visibility, sustainability and efficiency of Industrial Operations through IoT solutions while transmitting data in a secure and efficient way”. “LoRaWAN technology has the flexibility for indoor, outdoor and in-transit implementations overcoming structural challenges of many industrial environments in Food, Beverage & Agriculture operations”. Says Lucas Funes, CEO at Webee.
“We are very pleased to welcome Webee to the LoRa Alliance,” said Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance. “I look forward to its contributions and learning about its innovative approach to developing IoT solutions. As an alliance member, Webee now has access to the largest IoT ecosystem to collaborate, form partnerships and have new opportunities for worldwide exposure to assist in accelerating its business.”
Joining the LoRa Alliance’s leading ecosystem is one more step for Webee on its commitment to accelerating the adoption of IoT to reduce the environmental impact of industrial operations and achieve sustainability.
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