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Gartner recognizes contextere as 2020 Cool Vendor in the Digital Workplace

Contextere Blue Collar AI

contextere Blue Collar AITM presents a unique approach to address the global reskilling challenge and eliminate production and maintenance rework


July 7, 2020 – TheNewswire - contextere, an industrial software company and global innovator in AI solutions focussed on human performance, has been recognized by research and advisory firm Gartner in their 2020 report on ‘Cool Vendors in the Digital Workplace1.

“It is exciting to see our human-centric vision emphasizing technology augmentation over automation enter the mainstream” says Gabe Batstone, CEO of contextere. “As the report notes, IT leaders responsible for data, analytics and information should pay attention to the opportunity to integrate information technology with operational technology to use context to proactively deliver all of the relevant information needed to complete a task”.

According to a World Economic Forum survey of OCED countries, one in four adults reported a mismatch between their current skill sets and the qualifications required to do their jobs.2 Key barriers include an data overload, limited capability to convert data into knowledge, and a lack of context-based intelligence.

The contextere machine learning platform for MRO (maintenance, repair, operations) extracts previously inaccessible operational data, curates the information, and then delivers knowledge to frontline workers. Using a mobile focused conversational interface, the end user is then empowered to rapidly obtain intelligence, make effective decisions, and act with confidence.

Gartner subscribers can access the report here.

About contextere

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, contextere is an industrial software company creating AI powered solutions focused on human performance. contextere is transforming the future of work using AI to deliver actionable intelligence to the last tactical mile, empowering workers and improving asset performance. contextere works in the field with customers to meet challenges head-on, supporting digital transformation, driving connected worker initiatives, and deploying our products to produce results for today and tomorrow. Learn more at:  


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1 Gartner, “Cool Vendors in the Digital Workplace,” Lane Severson, Melissa Hilbert, Craig Roth, Matt Cain, Manjunath Bhat, Stephen Emmott, May 12, 2020 (

2 World Economic Forum, “Towards a Reskilling Revolution – A Future of Jobs for All” January 2018 (