Amazon Web Services has awarded Spark Business Group and its subsidaries Computer Concepts and Leaven the 2022 Regional and Global Innovation Partner for Asia-Pacific and Japan award, at the cloud giant's re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.
The award recognises AWS partners whose business models evolve and thrive on the cloud computing service offerings.
A road inspection system developed by SPG's Leaven subsidiary for infrastructure builder Fulton Hogan was cited as an example of excellent outcomes for customers.
Leaven used video footage from a camera attached to a road assessor's vehicle, and built an artificial intelligence based observation platform with AWS SageMaker machine learning and server-less Lambda computing services.
The system is able to review millions of images of road surface damage, classifying it and setting up a maintenance schedule and severity rating in order to estimate the scope of repairs.
SPG said that Leaven's system provides real time processing in AWS, meaning roads can be assessed as inspectors capture video imagery of them, accelerating Fulton Hogan's work in New Zealand.
IBM won the AWS Global Innovation Partner award for 2022, with Caylent, Nextios and Integra Technologies being recognised for their work in the North America, Latin America, and Europe - Middle East - Africa regions respectively.
Apart from Leaven and CCL, Spark Business Group also comprises data analytics and AI firm Qrious and telecommunications services provider Digital Island.