Open-Source Deep Learning, AI for Solving Business Problems in Europe

Posted by Heike Braakhuis on Mar 20, 2017 10:25:43 AM

Collaboration with Skymind Inc.
Today, Skymind Inc., the creator of Deep Learning 4 Java (DL4J), the largest open-source neural net library for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), has joined forces with IT sales and business development firm Aexus BV. The collaboration aims to help European enterprises build in-house solutions for solving business problems with deep learning.

Open-source framework DL4J
Established in November 2014 and headquartered in San Francisco, Skymind’s open-source framework counts over 4,100 open-source engineers and several Fortune 500 corporations as users. Skymind provides enterprise support and training to help clients implement their deep learning solutions. Its flagship framework, DL4J, is specifically designed to run in business environments using the JVM, on distributed GPUs and CPUs. Skymind is the Cloudera of AI.


Cost effective route to market
Aexus is Europe’s leading sales and business development company for the IT industry. Since the company’s inception in the year 2000, Aexus has successfully introduced a wide variety of highly innovative software solutions to European enterprises and government organizations, providing vendors of new technology and software with a cost effective route to market.

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Strong presence in Europe
“Over the course of the past few months, we have experienced a surge of interest from European businesses,” explains Chris Nicholson, co-founder and CEO of Skymind. “They have been turning to us for help with fraud and anomaly detection, image and voice recognition, predictive maintenance and logistics, market predictions, machine vision and research innovation. We decided to strengthen our presence in Europe to enable those organizations to solve business problems that couldn’t be solved before.”

Customer wins
“Many major European corporations, heavily reliant on Java, are making strides in AI adoption, and Skymind is well positioned to help them,” adds Heike Braakhuis, business development executive at Aexus. “Skymind already works with companies such as France Telecom’s Orange, Hitachi Solutions, IBM, NVIDIA, Boeing, LG Electronics and Canonical. We are currently in negotiations with several leading European enterprises and expect to announce our next joint customer wins soon.”

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Contact & information
To discuss Skymind deep learning solutions for your business, please contact Heike Braakhuis at For more information about working with Aexus, check our FAQ's page or browse through our Case Studies:

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Heike Braakhuis

Heike is Business Development Manager for Cloud Solutions. Heike enjoys playing sports in his spare time, diving, snowboarding and fitness are some of his favorite. He tries to explore the world by adding a new country to his ‘been there’ list every year.

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