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A future, indeed a present increasingly Artificial Intelligence enhanced

The interest around the artificial intelligence applications has grown tremendously in recent times, so as to collect, according to CB Insight, more than $ 6 billion of venture capital funding in the past 5 years with 1098 with deals concluded. From 2011 to 2015 AI equity funding grew by 746% with $ 2.4 billion. The growth trend has continued in 2016, so much so that in the first quarter closed deals were 143, 36% more than in the previous quarter.

There are many sectors of industrial application of artificial intelligence, such as for example:

  • Conversational AI / Bots
  • Vision
  • Auto
  • Robotics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • AD, Sales, CRM
  • Core AI
  • Healthcare
  • Text Analysis / Generation
  • IOT / IIOT
  • Commerce
  • Fintech & Insurance
  • Other (agriculture, climatology, education, HR etc.).

Within a few years most of the companies can no longer easily ignore the integration of their business processes with AI technologies enabling the maintenance of its competitive potential in the market.

The sectors that have most invested in AI and cognitive systems in 2016 were banking and retail, followed by health care and manufacturing. Together, these industries we will generate more than half of the revenue in 2016, with the banking and retail that each generate $ 1.5 billion. In the four years 2016-2020 will be healthcare and manufacturing to grow at the highest rate, which will be annually respectively by 69.3% and 61.4%.

Most of the revenue, almost half of the total, will be realized by the software, which includes both the cognitive applications (for example, analysis of texts and multimedia, tagging, search, machine learning, categorization, clustering, hypothesis generation, answers to questions, vision, filtering, alerting and navigation) that the cognitive software platforms that facilitate the development of intelligent, consulting and cognitive enhanced solutions.

Developing digital strategies and platforms – both own (such as Contest Dream and Loyalty Venue) and for third parties – Enkronos is increasingly integrating artificial intelligence services and applications. Here are some areas of most interest for the development of artificial intelligence enhanced digital platforms to which we are working:

  • machine learning
    • deep learning
    • predictive analysis
  • natural language processing (NLP)
    • translation
    • classification, clustering
    • information extraction
  • speech
    • speech recognition
    • text to speech
  • expert systems
  • planning, scheduling, optimization
  • robotics
  • vision
    • image recognition
    • machine vision
    • face recognition
    • gesture recognition
    • emotion recognition
    • pose estimation

In conclusion, although perhaps appears to many futuristic the prediction of Elon Musk that human beings will become a sort of cyborg to compete with artificial intelligence, it is rather clear to most that companies in every industry cannot afford to watch passively to the growth of this technology.

Gianluca Busato
CEO – Enkronos d.o.o.

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Create your Prize Contests and your Loyalty Promotions from one single simple dashboard

If you have to organize prize contests or Loyalty promotional campaigns, thanks to Enkronos platform development, now you can do it from a simple control dashboard.

Prize Contests

Contest Dream let you to easily organize prize contests for every need:

    • National Contests. Promotions organized in a particular state.
    • International Contests. Promotions organized in two or more states at the same time
    • Contests B2C. Contests which involve the participation of final consumers.
    • Contests B2B. In this case the target could be a particular sector of companies, that the company wants to involve ad award since they are their clients or prospects.
    • Incentive Contests that involve, for example sales departments or resellers..
    • Company Contests. Contests open to participation only for the employees of a company.

Contest Dream platform enables the widest possibilities of publication, in line with your communication objectives:

    • On Contest Dream platform: This option requires only the simple signing of a subscription. Each contest can be published on contestdream.com website directly from your business account of Contest Dream.
    • Embedded in any web site: this option requires only a simple subscription to a plan. Each contest can be published on any web site, simply embedding a code row that can be copied and pasted from your Contest Dream account.
    • On a customized micro-site: this is an add-on option that can be ordered at the special price of 990.00 € (+ vat) see example
    • On a customized complex web site: this is an option that can be created with a simple subscription to a plan developing any kind of web site connected to Contest Dream Platform by our API system with an apptoken key you can find in your Contest Dream account (see example).
    • On Facebook: this option requires only a simple subscription to a plan. Each contest can be published directly on Facebook from your Contest Dream account.

    On any other social media: this option requires only a simple subscription to a plan. Each contest can be published directly on any social network simply sharing its link.

You can organize contests with all of the game mechanisms already existing in the platform capabilities, or you can order your personal custom feature made for your promotional contest.
Get in touch today for all information about Contest Dream or subscribe online and create a contest yourself.

Loyalty Campaigns

Enkronos now offers also the new Loyalty Venue platform that allows companies to easily create their own loyalty campaigns  to reward their most loyal customers.

The brands will engage their loyalty promotions and their loyalty card to the Loyalty Venue system and doing so, secure “virtual” scores, which give the right to prizes, according to a catalog.

End users will be able to access the site dedicated to the loyalty campaign to upload their points and order awards from the catalog according to their scores, or even with the advance formula of anticipated points

The entire site of Loyalty campaign could be realized easily directly from the dedicated admin panel from which the company (either directly, or through our consultancy service) can program content, associated scores to promotional products, awards catalog their scores and any payment systems, as well as view and download all the data, and reports on their loyalty campaign.

Loyalty Venue is based on an architecture that includes an integration component with functional modules and internal and external services, based on RESTful API technology, for users with SSO authentication (single sign-on).

The technology also allows extensive customization that may be required by the existence of particular constraints or systems used by customers.

Contact us today for any information about Loyalty Venue.

 

Gianluca Busato

CEO – Enkronos d.o.o.

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Many news on Contest Dream, now also in German language

Contest Dream, the online platform for creating contests and promotions started 2017 with some big news. We have indee released some new type of games and features that expand the possibilities in organizing contests and have fun playing.

Among which we point out:

  • Final Draw “Solo”: now it is possible to create promotions with a single final extraction. Previously promotions with final draw were possible, but only combined with other promotion types. Now this constraint no longer exist . Here you can find all the information needed to create a promotion with single final draw: https://www.contestdream.com/en/68;
  • Facebook: now you can create a contest on facebook page. To publish a contest on facebook follow the instructions you find on the https://www.contestdream.com/en/65;
  • Contest creation with wizard. A newly developed interface easier to use for create contests based on wizard that help to configure the desired promotion much faster: here you can learn how to create a contest: https://www.contestdream.com/en/how-to-create-a-contest;
  • The boosted functionality of incorporation of a contest on websites: now you can publish a contest even in sites created with wordpress, allowing anyone to create and publish their contest with no knowledge of computer programming; to incorporate a contest in your wordpress site follow these simple instructions: https://www.contestdream.com/en/89;
  • The version in German: https://www.contestdream.com/de: . Contest Dream is enhanced by a new language, which soon will be joined by others. If you have special requirements of language version not yet published, ask for them. With a powerful localization engine that we developed, our platform now can be translated into any language in a few weeks (with some forethought and extra time for oriental languages or non-latin alphabets).

The ability to create contests now is therefore even easier with Contest Dream.

Of course any mechanism may be added according to the specific requirements of a promotion with customizations that allow to take advantage of the availability of multiple basic already made functionalities.

In the same way it is also possible to request custom statistical reports in addition to the already developed and available on the platform.

As always, thanks to powerful integration architecture native in our application, you can organize contests that fit individual communication and budget needs.

You can for instance dedicate all your resources to design, creating a customized solution of great communicative effect (that can be provided by us or your agency of trust), while we will take care of the technology below it.

In less than 10 minutes you can create your promotion, and install it on your site.

Contest Dream has been entirely created by Enkronos, tech company specializing in the development of powerful platforms and digital applications in many areas, including: Loyalty, Prize Contests, Ticketing, Digital Couponing, Delivery, Fintech, E-payment, e-voting, E-learning, CMS, CRM, Graphic, Supply Chain. Logistics, E-commerce, Hybrid & Native Mobile App. Our team has many years of experience with leading European and international companies.

The more complicated are the platforms that our Customers requires the more we amuse ourselves.

Gianluca Busato
CEO – Enkronos d.o.o.

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Contest Dream Micro-Sites: now you can create a special Web Site for your Prize Contest in the simplest and easiest way

They say the best things often come in small packages. Think about it: jewelry, books, the keys to a brand new car …

Enter the rise of microsites for your contests. Unlike regular websites, microsites tend to be rather simpler and easier to navigate.

A microsite is an individual web page or small cluster of web pages that act as a separate entity for a brand. A microsite typically lives on its own domain, but some exist as a subdomain.

Microsites can be used to help brands achieve a number of things. For example, some companies have used them to highlight a specific campaign or target specific buyer personas. Others have used them to tell a short story, or to inspire a specific call-to-action.

What can we do with microsites:

  • launching a new product,
  • generating leads,
  • SEO advantage
  • effective branding
  • efficient email campaign
  • detailed information
  • increased public interest
  • less overcrowded home pages

…and above all…

  • Manage your super prize contests and promotions

With our Cat-alogue Contest we created a special contest for cat lovers to show you an example of what we can realize for you as micro-site: http://catalogue.contestdream.com/.

And if you like cats and will participate to our contest, you can also win wonderful prizes!

If you need to realize a customized micro-site for your prize contest we have the perfect solution! And, of course, if you need legal advice also, we can help with that, too. With our qualified legal partners in international and local promotions, we can take on the management of competitions in many countries all over the world. For all companies interested in promoting services or products, we can provide full assistance (this feature needs of course an extra-quotation, basing on your needs).

With our basic micro-site you can create the following sections (as you can see in our Cat-alogue Contest):

  • homepage
  • contest
  • partecipate
  • about us
  • regulations
  • language
  • link to social networks
  • login (to play)

The contents published on your micro-site will be managed directly and easily by Contest Dream Content Management System section on your contest creation panel.

You can customize your graphic layout and send it to us (in a psd format) for the implementation on your micro-site. If you need particular customizations about sections, pages and contents we will provide you a quotation for that, too.

From a technical point of view, your contest micro-site will have natively all the integrations with our powerful platform Contest Dream, thanks of its RESTful API architecture, as, for example, the registration and login of players through our Single-Sign-On (SSO) system and all the interactions you can set up by your admin panel in your business account in Contest Dream.

Pricing for 1 standard micro-site (as above described) for 1 prize contest: 990,00 € *

  • Delivery time: 10 days (after we receive your graphic layout files).
  • * price vat excluded

So, what are you waiting for? Ask us to realize your micro-site. Now.

 

Gianluca Busato
CEO – Enkronos d.o.o.

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Integrated digital platforms are essential for fidelity and loyalty operations

An important area of Enkronos digital strategy application experience is represented by loyalty and fidelity systems.

A concrete example of realization was made from the application and technologic heart of the prize game promotion, promoted by a leading Italian energy company. The promotion was developed in collaboration with an Italian development partner.

The platform, which uses Loyalty Venue and Contest Dream technology, already proven in multiple game promotions, allows the integration of logistic platform needs for the delivery of prizes and integration flows with the Customer´s systems.

Structurally, the application consisted of complementary and integrated modules, suitable to fill the required features (orders input, ticketing system, availability check, notification controller and state machine, reporting/analysis and tracking costs) and generate the workflow of each possible integration with external systems.

The platform has been structured to manage intense volumes, typical of mass-market, with more than 60.000 orders per day during television advertising campaigns.

The orders workflow was automatically managed with the interfacing of couriers systems for the shipment management. At the same time, the system managed all the related information like the positive or negative ending of the operation, even integrating with existing billing systems.

The platform also provides the ticketing management for the management of the incidents and of the potential problems in the phase of prize shipment. It is articulated in different structured phases, with integration also with the Customers Call Centre.

An analysis and reporting system is then generated in push and pull mode in order to send statistical information on the platform operating status.

This project is part of the excellence of solutions provided by Enkronos, which always supports its specialization in web and mobile development, to deep architectural knowledge, which enabled us to become partners at very complex projects on one hand, and to launch to the market new solutions, on the other hand. Both is very well exemplified by Contest Dream platform, used for creating and managing prize games and promotions.

Gianluca Busato
CEO – Enkronos d.o.o.

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Lady Amarena, an example of contest realized with Contest Dream platform

A few weeks ago, we have presented you Contest Dream, an online platform for creating and managing promotion and contests. Thanks to the innovative technology of RESTful API integration, it allows the creation of customized promotions, with significant cost savings and increased gaming potential.

headerToday we would like to present you an example of Contest Dream use: the contest Lady Amarena (www.ladyamarena.it), an international competition, organized by Fabbri is now already in its second edition. All the bar ladies around the world, can rise to the challenge and take the title, now held by Cinzia Ferro. They just have to connect to www.ladyamarena.it site and upload their own original recipe until 31st of October 2016.

A qualified jury will select the 15 finalists, who will be guests at the final in Rome. The best Bar Lady will be rewarded with the hand-chiseled shaker of the value of 1,000 Euros and the title of Fabbri Brand Ambassador.

The Lady Amarena site was created by integrating the logging functionalities and participation in the competition through a simple apptoken integration with the Dream Contest API.

60bd815f2ad25aacc0870c4961f57a4ac81653b48484a92fa7pimgpsh_fullsize_distrWith the Contest Dream integration, the initiative designers were able to create a communication plan perfectly in line with the objectives of the campaign and not worry about the competition technology, which is guaranteed by a dedicated, high performance platform, build as required by Italian regulations.

Contest Dream is a special and powerful, multi-channel white label platform, natively multilingual, easily manageable, with a high rate of integration and customization, responsive, built according to the most modern and reliable web technology, born from our unique experience of many years in the field of promotions and sweepstakes.

In addition, it is the solution with the most competitive prices available in the world market.

If none of the Contest Dream options suits your business needs, just ask us and we will realize it for you.

So, what are you waiting for? If you have to organize a sweepstake for Christmas, for your company or for your clients, in less than 10 minutes you can create your promotion, and install it on your site.

It’s simple, start now.

Gianluca Busato
CEO – Enkronos d.o.o.

P.S.: and until November 11th and December 9th you will be able to do it for free by participating and winning at one of the competitions made by Contest Dream!