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Avaya Wins 2018 Aragon Research Innovation Award for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in People-Centric Collaboration

Santa Clara, Calif. – December 7, 2018 – Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, has been named a winner of the 2018 Aragon Research Innovation Award for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in People-Centric Collaboration.

For businesses to succeed in the future it is important for them to embrace digital transformation today. Artificial intelligence, powered by expanding data sets and more affordable computing resources, provides powerful technologies for advancing transformative communications experiences. Avaya’s AI portfolio helps to enable people-centric collaboration through capabilities such as:

  • Ava effortless self-service framework that improves chat interactions and can seamlessly go from chat bot to live chat with a human to greatly improve performance and customer satisfaction
  • Smart routing that can identify a customer’s characteristics and needs and match to the best agent to handle their interaction, benefiting first contact resolution, greater loyalty and higher brand recognition, or behavioral pairing that optimizes the agent – customer interaction outcome
  • Conversational Intelligence that provides Agent Assistance based on a real-time, accurate transcription and natural language understanding engine that assists in simplifying processes such as after call work, agent guidance and supervisor alerts

Avaya also includes partners in its AI strategy with the AI Connect program, that allows customers to access more use cases that work on the Avaya platform and complements Avaya’s own offers.

"Avaya is a pioneer in AI in people-centric collaboration, and for this reason, Aragon is pleased to honor Avaya with our 2018 Aragon Research Innovation Award, ” said Jim Lundy, founder and CEO, Aragon Research. "Avaya’s innovation, through its AI solution portfolio, enables companies to provide the highest level of customer engagement.”

"This award is a reflection of our commitment to continuously bring people-first innovation to our customers and the experiences they create," said Laurent Philonenko, Senior Vice President, Innovation, of Avaya. “AI presents powerful capabilities, and harnessing that power requires a deep understanding of what a great customer experience should feel like, applied against each stage of customer engagement. That’s what Avaya’s industry-leading experience provides. We know what great should feel like, so we can enable our customers with the tools to get there.”

The Aragon award recognizes providers leveraging visionary use of technology to not only adapt as markets change, but to actively disrupt and inform how their markets will evolve. Avaya was formally presented with the award on December 6th, 2018 at Aragon Transform, the annual Aragon Research awards ceremony.

The identification of an Aragon Research award winner is not an endorsement by Aragon Research of any vendor, product, or service.

Additional Resources

  • See the different ways Avaya can enable customers with AI technology
  • Learn about Avaya’s A.I.Connect program: AI-enabled solutions from Avaya and our partners reduce transaction times, drive agent productivity, and increase customer satisfaction

About Avaya

Businesses are built on the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are built by Avaya (NYSE:AVYA). For over one hundred years, we’ve enabled organizations around the globe to win – by creating intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees. Avaya builds open, converged and innovative solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration – in the cloud, on-premise or a hybrid of both. To grow your business, we’re committed to innovation, partnership, and a relentless focus on what’s next. We’re the technology company you trust to help you deliver Experiences that Matter. Visit us at



Alex Alias and
Julianne Embry

Avaya PR

About Avaya

Businesses are built by the experiences they provide, and every day, millions of those experiences are delivered by Avaya. Organizations trust Avaya to provide innovative solutions for some of their most important ​ambitions and ​challenges,​ ​giving them the freedom to engage their customers and employees in ways that deliver the greatest business benefits. Avaya contact center and communications solutions power immersive, personalized, and unforgettable customer experiences that drive business momentum. With the freedom to choose their journey, there’s no limit to the experiences Avaya customers can create. Learn more at

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Source: Avaya Newsroom


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