Introducing Spark AI: The New Gateway to Strider’s Strategic Intelligence   



A personal note from CEO and co-founder Greg Levesque

Since our inception, Strider has been committed to redefining the landscape of intelligence. We've championed the cause of open-source intelligence, offering strategic insights that empower organizations to navigate the complexities of a new geopolitical environment – defined by strategic competition. Our mission has always been marked by continual innovation, and we continue to harness the power of advancements in AI and machine learning to provide cutting-edge solutions. 

Generative AI has emerged as a transformative force, opening doors to imagine new capabilities and use cases. I’m excited to announce a pivotal moment in our evolution as we take the first steps to integrate this technology into our product portfolio. 

Today we’re introducing Spark AI, a generative AI-powered data search capability integrated into our Supply Chain Intelligence product. Implemented as an in-product chat function, Spark AI will transform the way you interact with Strider data—currently over 10 billion documents from over 40,000 sources globally. 

Spark AI represents a significant milestone in our pursuit to make high-value, curated data accessible to our clients. This blend allows for unparalleled insights and provides faster access to crucial information, including the source documents that underpin our intelligence.  

At Strider, we’re always looking for the best ways to place a wealth of actionable data at the fingertips of our clients, and Spark AI is a giant leap towards that objective. The first dataset enabled in Spark AI will allow users to access unrivaled foreign procurement information cross-referenced with corporate data and commercial networks. In the coming weeks and months, additional datasets will become available to enhance our offerings and create new use cases and capabilities. Client feedback will be crucial as we chart this exciting path forward, and this is just scratching the surface of what's possible. 

I want to emphasize the impact Spark AI will have on our community. For our enterprise clients, it represents a game-changing capability to facilitate rapid insights from traditionally difficult-to-access sources. This is the beginning of corporations being able to establish nation-state level intelligence capabilities in-house, leveraging both external and internal data and combining it with generative AI. This will help to reduce costs while enhancing security operations, strategic planning, M&A decisions, and more. 

For government agencies, the combination of open-source intelligence and generative AI marks the launch of a profound transformation. For example, it enables us to reimagine economic security tools, notably contested supply chains, export controls, sanctions, and foreign investment screening. Data has become a new factor of production, and generative AI is key to unleashing its full potential. 

Spark AI is an exciting component of our mission to empower organizations with the insights they need to thrive in an increasingly complex world. We’ll continue to expand, refine, and enhance our offerings, working together with our partners to drive progress and unlock intelligence to its highest capacity. 

Thank you for being part of this journey. 

With Respect, 

Greg Levesque  

CEO & Co-Founder