Artificial intelligence vendor Complexica has been awarded the Innovation of the Year by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) for its Larry, the Digital Analyst software.
The AI software uses machine learning algorithms and large datasets to generate insights and optimised recommendations for sales and marketing staff.
The Innovation of the Year award is given in recognition of the most outstanding innovation of 2018 as selected by national judges.
"It's a great honour and tremendous privilege to receive this award," Complexica chief executive Matt Michalewicz said.
"It's especially important recognition for all our technical staff that worked tirelessly for years on end to bring the idea of a digital analyst to market, and also recognition for our early customers, which backed Complexica and Larry, the Digital Analyst when we were early in our development and commercialisation process."
Complexica also entered Larry, the Digital Analyst to the CRN Impact Awards earlier this year, becoming a finalist for the 'Emerging Innovator' category.
The AIIA’s iAwards recognises excellence in Australian innovation since 1993, taking submissions from across the whole Australian economy, including individuals, groups, government organisations, and private companies.