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Crayon recognized as global winner for 2019 Microsoft AI and Machine Learning Partner of the Year

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(Oslo, NORWAY) — June 6, 2019 — Crayon Group today announced it has won the 2019 Microsoft AI and Machine Learning Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“We are very proud of our world-class AI and ML practice and greatly appreciate that Microsoft has recognized us on a global level,” says Rune Syversen Crayon CEO and founder. “Winning this award will help more organizations around the world realize that Crayon is the partner of choice when it comes to AI and ML.“

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,900 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. Crayon was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in AI and ML.

The AI & Machine Learning Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner that has designed, developed, and deployed high-value, repeatable customer-centric AI solutions using Azure AI.

Over the past few years, Crayon has invested signifcantly in taking its AI practice from delivering proof-of-concepts to developing and implementing real-life applications. The company continues to expand its influence in emerging technologies by establishing a number of AI centers of excellence hubs in various geographical locations.

“It’s an honor to recognize finalists and winners of the Microsoft 2019 Partner of the Year Awards,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “These companies are successfully leading their industries, building intelligent solutions, addressing complex business challenges and making more possible for customers around the world. I’m honored to congratulate each winner and finalist.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.

“Crayon has worked hard and invested in developing their competency, which has resulted in several, very exciting emerging technology and AI- based projects,” says Kimberly Lein-Mathisen, General Manager of Microsoft Norway.  

One of the clients that Crayon has helped transform is Oslo-based DNV GL, the world’s leading shipping and installation certification and classification company. Crayon and DNV GL has worked together for several years, resulting in more than 10 ML solutions in production.

“Working with Crayon is a true collaboration that not only provides us with concrete business solutions, but also educates us on the potential of machine learning and how to share that knowledge with our entire organization,“ says Stian Barkbu Nilsen, Head of Information and Production Systems, DNV GL. “This award is well-deserved for their innovation and commitment to transforming businesses through emerging technologies and AI.”


About Crayon:

Crayon Group is a leading IT advisory firm in software and digital transformation services. With unique IP tools and skilled employees, Crayon helps optimize its clients' ROI from complex software technology investments. Crayon has long experience within volume software licensing optimization, digital engineering and predictive analytics, assisting clients through all phases of the process of a digital transformation. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, the company has about 1,300 employees in 43 offices worldwide.

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