Starkville, Mississippi– February 9, 2022 –The Greater Starkville Development Partnership has chosen Camgian as its most outstanding business of the year by awarding it the 2022 R. Clay Simmons Exemplary Enterprise of the Year. Camgian was presented the award at the Partnership’s annual banquet.
The yearly award is given in memory of R. Clay Simmons, an exemplar of Starkville’s finest in community and business leadership, and recognizes a firm that has made outstanding contributions to the greater Starkville area community and has manifested superior business practices. Specifically, the award recognizes annually an area business that has demonstrated superior leadership in civic involvement, educational advancement, economic development, and business practices.
Headquarter in Starkville since its founding in 2006, Camgian has grown into an award-winning technology company developing AI and machine learning technologies for some of the world’s leading military, financial and industrial organizations.
"When you think about Camgian, you think about not only their economic contributions to the state, but that expands to our country and even other parts of the world," said Renasant Bank CEO Mitch Waycaster.
"We love the fact that Camgian has chosen to stay in Starkville," said Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill, "They have Department of Defense contracts; contracts that are extremely significant to the security of the country. They could locate anywhere, but they've chosen to be in the City of Starkville."
A key attribute of the company’s culture is to drive positive impact in its communities, which it has done in the Starkville area through its work with the local food banks, Habitat for Humanity, charities, and the public school system. This includes Camgian’s creation of a middle school robotics program and course on AI and machine learning for kids.
"They work with teachers and students to give them opportunities to learn what goes on at the company," said Starkville-Oktibbeha School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant, PhD., "The students get to learn and explore the opportunities of working in the engineering field."
"We truly appreciate this honor and appreciate the Starkville community’s support in growing Camgian.," said Chairman and CEO Gary Butler, PhD., "Sharing in our success is important to me and our team and we look forward to continuing to find opportunities to provide a positive impact in our community."
Camgian is an award-winning developer of applications and technologies that deliver real-time, actionable intelligence. Leveraging innovations in the areas of data science, artificial intelligence, and software, Camgian is pioneering a new generation of cognitive computing applications that address key needs in the national security, financial, and industrial markets.
Camgian has been named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US, Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the most entrepreneurial companies in America, and Compass Intelligence as one of the world’s top companies in IoT innovation and execution. Moreover, ABI Research featured Camgian in their 2015 Hot Tech Innovators report, which identified the company as one of the world’s top tech start-ups for their pioneering work in IoT and edge computing. In their 2016 market report Fog Computing in IoT, Machina Research identified Camgian as one of the innovative IoT startups and notable companies pioneering fog computing. In 2017 Camgian was named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in IoT Edge Computing and the Industrial IoT Company of the Year in the 6th Annual Compass Intelligence Awards, which annually identifies the world’s best in mobile, software, IoT, AI, augmented reality, and connected products.