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2015 Finalists
New Products and Services from all over the world
 
Actiontec Electronics (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for ScreenBeam Pro Education
ADTRAN, Inc. (Huntsville, AL USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for ADTRAN ProCloud Enhanced Portfolio v1.0
Avecto (Cheadle, Chesire, United Kingdom - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Security Hardware) for Defendpoint
Brainshark, Inc. (Waltham, MA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for Brainshark Sales Accelerator
Ceridian (Minneapolis, MN USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Others - Human Capital Management Technology) for Dayforce ConnectedPay - This product follows the Dayforce SaaS upgrade path. Dayforce HCM’s last release was version 6.46 (December 2014)
CloudLIMS.com (Wilmington, DE USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for BioTracer v1.35
Cradlepoint (Boise, Idaho, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Enterprise Cloud Manager PRIME with ARC CBA850 cellular broadband adapter v1.0
Daintree Networks, Inc. (Los Altos, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Others: Energy Controls Solutions) for Daintree Networks’ ControlScope® Building Energy Management as a Service (BEMaaS™) - First version
ECOPAINT (OCTOBUILDING SCS) (Luanda, Angola - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Envrionmental Products and Services) for ECOPark
Globoforce (Southborough, MA U.S.A and Dublin, Ireland - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Recognition) for Service Timelines v1.0
Idea Bank SA (Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Money Collection
IgnitionOne (New York, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for AppAudience v3.6
iPipeline (Exton, PA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for AgentOne v2
Kount, Inc. (Boise, ID USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for Kount Central
Lifesize (Austin, TX USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for Lifesize Icon Flex
MapR Technologies (San Jose, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Hadoop On-Demand Training
Meltwater (San Francisco, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Meltwater v1.5
MobiTV, Inc. (Emeryville, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Media & Entertainment) for Sprint TV & Movies 7.0
Netmining (New York, NY USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for MobileAssist v1.2
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (Provo, UT USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Others - Direct Selling) for Epoch® Essential Oils
Sonus Networks Inc. (Westford, MA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for VellOS®
Splunk (San Francisco, CA USA - 500 – 2,499 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for Splunk User Behavior Analytics
Teletrac Inc. (Garden Grove, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for Teletrac Fleet Director
The Toro Company (Bloomington, MN USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for Toro TimeCutter® Zero-Turn Tractor with SmartPark™
Transurban (Alexandria, Virginia, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Transportation, Storage, and Logistics) for 95 Express Lanes
TriNet (San Leandro, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Human Resources) for TriNet Perform v1
Vertical Communications (Santa Clara, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Hardware) for Vertical Summit
Viant, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for Viant Advertising Cloud™
Wipro Ltd (Mountain View, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) for Digital Customer Experience Management (DCxM) v2.0
 
Management and Professionals
 
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Year
Alex Barrotti, CEO - TouchBistro, Inc. (New York, NY USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Food & Beverage) 
Brendan Smith, CEO & Founder - Motive Interactive (San Diego, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Burton Goldfield, President and CEO - TriNet (San Leandro, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Human Resources)
Daniel Rashke, CEO - TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) (Madison, WI USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Other:Third Party Provider) 
Jay Starkman, CEO - Engage PEO (Hollywood, FL USA - 11 - 99 Employees) Industry: Business Products and Services
Jean Henri D. Lhuillier, President and CEO - PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking)
Jeffrey Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Digital Risk (Maitland, FL USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) 
Jonathan Temple, President and Chief Executive Officer - HEAT Software (Milpitas, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software)
Sushrut Shrotri, CEO & Founding Partner - Novus Global Solutions LLC (Glen Mills, PA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Consulting)
Tarkan Maner, CEO and Chairman - Nexenta Systems, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) 
Tim Vanderhook, President & Chief Executive Officer - Viant, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) 
 
Admin Assistant to CEO 
Brenna Harwell, Chief of Staff to the CEO - Enplug (Culver City, CA USA - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Desiree Vale, Manager, Executive Suite - Quality Systems, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees) 
Michelle Hunt, Executive Administrative Assistant - Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Natasha Nissar, Executive Assistant, Office of the CEO - Meltwater (San Francisco, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software)
 
Blogger of the Year
Kenneth Makovsky, President and CEO - Makovsky (New York, NY USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) 
 
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or Finance Executive of the Year 
Marsha Couch, CFO - Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
 
Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Year 
Al Richey, Chief Operating Officer - Nerium International (Addison, Texas, USA - 100 - 499 Employees) - Industry: Consumer Products and Services
Chris Vanderhook, Chief Operating Officer - Viant, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) 
 
Chief Security Officer (CSO or CISO) of the Year 
John N. Stewart, CSO - Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) 
 
Entrepreneur or Founder Of The Year
Michael Tetterton, CEO/President - Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Sean Ramsden, Chief Executive - Ramsden International (Grimsby, North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Food & Beverage)
 
Outstanding Business Leader of the Year
Daniel Rashke, CEO - TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) (Madison, WI USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Other:Third Party Provider) 
Mark Strecker, CEO - Amobee (Foster City, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
 
Product Management Executive of the Year
Jennifer McClain, Director Product Management - CloudLock (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Security Software)
 
Best Entrepreneur or Founder (Woman)
Linda Lightman, Founder and CEO - Linda's Stuff (Hatboro, PA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Retail)
Paula Chiocchi, President and Founder - Outward Media, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Rachel Christenson, President - Selling Energy (San Francisco, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Education)
Stephynie Malik, Founder & CEO - MalikCo LLC (Campbell, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Consulting)
Tia Quinn, CEO/Founder - BOOST Collaborative (San Diego, CA USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Education)
 
Best Women Professional of the Year
Georgette Pascale, President and CEO - Pascale Communications, LLC (Fairfield, CT USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)
Jennifer Tillson, Vice President, Information Technology - Cricket Wireless (Atlanta, GA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Telecommunications)
Kim Reed Perell, President - Amobee (San Diego, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Nancy Lyskawa, Senior Vice President, Client Care & Success - Rimini Street, Inc. (Denver, CO USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) 
Shauna Son, Director of Operations - Motive Interactive (San Diego, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Zahrina Robertson, Managing Director - Zahrina Photography (Sydney, NSW, Australia - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
 
Women Executive of the Year
Carolyn Hundley, Chief Culture and Development Officer - Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Cynthia Provin, President - Thales e-Security (Plantation, FL USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services)
Elizabeth Alflen, Vice President of Operations - IQMS (Paso Robles, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Manufacturing)
Lynda Ellis, Owner, CEO, President - Capitol Concierge (Rockville, Maryland, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) 
Nancy Lyskawa, Senior Vice President, Client Care & Success - Rimini Street, Inc. (Denver, CO USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) 
 
Most Innovative People
Dominik Fajbusiewicz, Idea Bank's Member of the Board - Idea Bank SA (Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Boosting small businesses with big ideas
Hill Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Consumer Business - PayPal (San Jose, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Breakthrough PayPal products streamlines mobile payments, making managing money easier
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"Congratulations to all the Finalists”
Golden Bridge Awards
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Best Deployments and Case Studies
 
Solutions for Latin America
Epicor Software Corporation (Austin, TX USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Mexican Manufacturer Achieves Goals with Epicor ERP
 
Solutions for United States of America
Bay Dynamics (San Francisco, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: 100 - 499 Employees) for Comcast Selects Bay Dynamics to Enhance Threat Detection Capabilities
Centage Corporation (Natick, MA USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for More Accurate Planning Delivers Bigger Pipeline of Profits
Daintree Networks, Inc. (Los Altos, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Others: Energy Controls Solutions) for Daintree Networks central to Southern California’s largest energy efficiency project
Epicor Software Corporation (Austin, TX USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Epicor Prophet 21 Supports Fast Growth of Southern Distributor
IQMS (Paso Robles, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Manufacturing) for IQMS Software Implementation Saves Mar-Bal A Quarter Million Dollars
Netsertive (Morrisville, NC USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for Netsertive’s platform allows dealers in America’s Mattress' network to be found online
Thycotic (Washington DC, DC USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for Thycotic Secret Server reduces possibility of data breach for University of Central Florida
 
Energy Industry Innovation of the Year
 
Blue Pillar (Frederick, MD USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for Aurora®
Blue Pillar (Frederick, MD USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for Avise Foresite™
Daintree Networks, Inc. (Los Altos, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Others: Energy Controls Solutions) for Transforming Building Controls With Open Standards-driven Embedded Wireless Technology
DustPRO (Radnor, PA USA - 1 - 10 Employees) for DustPRO™ Proppants enabled by Dow Chemicals Preferred DC chemistry
FreeWave Technologies (Boulder, CO USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for Machine to Machine Wireless I/O for WaveContact
Smart Utility Systems (Irvine, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for Smart Customer Mobile
 
Innovations - Information Technology and Security
 
API (Application Programming Interface) Management and Solutions - Innovations
Wipro Ltd (Bangalore, Karnataka, India - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Wipro’s API Economy Solution
 
Application Development - Innovations
Bonitasoft (San Francisco, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for Bonita BPM v7
Wipro Ltd (Bangalore, Karnataka, India - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for OpenApp - An Integrated Open Source Stack
 
Auditing - Innovations
BeyondTrust (Phoenix, AZ USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for PowerBroker Management Suite v4.0
 
Authentication (Two-Factor) - Innovations
Wave Systems Corp. (Lee, MA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for Wave Virtual Smart Card 2.0
 
Business Process Management - Innovations
Centage Corporation (Natick, MA USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for Analytics Maestro for Microsoft Dynamics GP v1
Wipro Ltd (Mountain View, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) for Insight Driven Customer On-boarding Solution v1.0
 
Cloud Computing/SaaS - Innovations
IgnitionOne (New York, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for Digital Marketing Suite 3.0
 
Cloud Security - Innovations
AccelOps (Santa Clara, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for AccelOps 4 v4.4
CloudLock (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for CloudLock Security Fabric
Corero Network Security (Hudson, MA USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for SmartWall Threat Defense System
ProtectWise (Denver, CO USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for ProtectWise™ Cloud Network DVR v1.0
 
Data Center - Innovations
Corero Network Security (Hudson, MA USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for SmartWall Threat Defense System
 
Email Security Innovations
Agari (San Mateo, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Services) for Agari Customer Protect v1.0
 
Encryption Key Management - Innovations
Thales e-Security (Plantation, FL USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) for Thales High Assurance for Azure RMS 
 
Encryption Solution - Innovations
Covata (Reston, Virginia, USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for Covata Safe Share
 
Enterprise (Global Business and Offices) Innovations
CTERA Networks (New York City, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for CTERA version 5.0
 
Enterprise (Large) - Innovations
Adaptiva (Bellevue, WA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for OneSite v5.0
 
Enterprise (Small and SOHO)
Idea Bank SA (Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Idea Cloud v1
 
Enterprise Data Protection Innovations
CloudLock (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for CloudLock Security Fabric
CTERA Networks (New York City, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for CTERA version 5.0
Darktrace (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Darktrace Enterprise Immune System (EIS) v2.0 
Druva (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Druva inSync v5.5
 
Enterprise Management
Changepoint (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Business Execution Management Platform
 
Governance, Risk and Compliance - Innovations
AccelOps (Santa Clara, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for AccelOps 4 v4.4
Agiliance (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for RiskVision 7.5
Druva (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Druva inSync v5.5
Perspecsys (Tysons Corner, VA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for AppProtex Cloud Protection Platform v4.0
 
Identity Management - Innovations
Radiant Logic (Novato, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for RadiantOne VDS 7.1
 
Information Security and Risk Management - Innovations
TaaSera (Cupertino, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for TaaSera NetTrust v2.5
 
Information Technology (Software) - Innovations
Aternity Inc. (Westborough, MA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for Aternity Mobile APM v8.0
Azul Systems (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for ReadyNow! (Zing 14.09)
Intacct (San Jose, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for Intacct
Plixer International, Inc. (Kennebunk, ME USA) for Scrutinizer v12
RES Software (Radnor, PA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for RES ONE Service Store v2.0
Telerik, a Progress company (Waltham, MA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees) for Telerik Platform solutuion
Wipro Ltd (Mountain View, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) for Digital Customer Experience Management (DCxM) v2.0
 
Integrated Security (Software) Innovation
ThreatMetrix (San Jose, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for TrustDefender™ Cybercrime Protection Platform
 
Internet of Things (IoT)
Daintree Networks, Inc. (Los Altos, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Others: Energy Controls Solutions) for Daintree Networks’ WHS100 Wireless Sensor v1
 
Managed File Transfer - Innovations
Globalscape (San Antonio, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for Workspaces EFT v7.1.0
 
Mobile Innovative Products or Services - Innovations
Wipro Ltd (Mountain View, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) for Topsight v1.0
 
Mobile/Wireless Solutions - Innovations
Actiontec Electronics (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for WxB6000Q Family of Wireless Network Extenders
 
Monitoring and Testing Innovations
Napatech (Tobaksvejen, Soeborg, Denmark - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Hardware) for Napatech Pandion
 
NetFlow Innovations
Plixer International, Inc. (Kennebunk, ME USA) for Scrutinizer v12
 
Network Management and Intelligence - Innovations
Entuity (London, England, UK with US Operations in Boston, MA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Entuity Network Management Software v15.5
 
Network Security Solution - Innovations
Corero Network Security (Hudson, MA USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for SmartWall Threat Defense System
Cryptzone (Waltham, MA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for AppGate v11.1
Darktrace (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Darktrace Enterprise Immune System (EIS) v2.0 
 
Network Visibility - Innovations
AccelOps (Santa Clara, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for AccelOps 4 v4.4
Arbor Networks (Burlington, MA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for Pravail Security Analytics v1.0
Napatech (Tobaksvejen, Soeborg, Denmark - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Hardware) for 200G Performance Solution
 
Performance Optimization Innovations
Napatech (Tobaksvejen, Soeborg, Denmark - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Hardware) for Napatech Pandion
Yottaa (Waltham, MA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Yottaa Web and Mobile Performance Optimization Platform
 
Privileged Access Management - Innovations
BeyondTrust (Phoenix, AZ USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for Powerbroker for Windows v6.8
 
Remote Access Solution - Innovations
HOB GmbH & Co. KG (Cadolzburg, Bavaria, Germany - 100 - 499 Employees) for HOB Remote Desktop Virtual Private Network v2.1
 
Risk Management Solution
Agiliance (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for RiskVision 7.5
 
Security Hardware (New or Upgrade version)
Arbor Networks (Burlington, MA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for Pravail Availability Protection System v5.6
 
Security Service (New or Upgrade version) - Innovations
Foreground Security (Herndon, VA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) for Virtual Security Operations Center (V-SOC)
Silobreaker (London, Greater London, United Kingdom - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Services) for Silobreaker Cyber Security and Risk Intelligence
 
Security Software (New or Upgrade version) - Innovations
Plixer International, Inc. (Kennebunk, ME USA) for Scrutinizer v12
ThreatMetrix (San Jose, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for TrustDefender™ Cybercrime Protection Platform
Vectra Networks (San Jose, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for S-Series v1.0
 
Storage Hardware - Innovations
NexGen Storage (Louisville, CO USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for N5 Hybrid Flash Array v3
 
Storage Software - Innovations
CTERA Networks (New York City, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for CTERA version 5.0
 
Training and Education
Actiontec Electronics (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for ScreenBeam Pro Education
Dubai Police (Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations) for Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Simulation
 
Telecom, Cable, Broadband, and Voice
Actiontec Electronics (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for WxB6000Q Family of Wireless Network Extenders
 
Test, Measurement and Monitoring Innovations
Napatech (Tobaksvejen, Soeborg, Denmark - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Hardware) for 200G Performance Solution
 
Unified Communications (Software)
Fonality, Inc. (Plano, TX USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for Heads Up Display (HUD) Web v1.3
 
Virtual Network Security Innovations
AccelOps (Santa Clara, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for AccelOps 4 v4.4
 
Virtualization - Innovations
Masergy Communications, Inc. (Plano, TX USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for Cloud-Based Router
 
VPN/IPSec/SSL - Innovations
HOB GmbH & Co. KG (Cadolzburg, Bavaria, Germany - 100 - 499 Employees) for HOB Remote Desktop Virtual Private Network v2.1
 
Innovations in Technology (All)
 
Avangate (Redwood City, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for Avangate Digital Commerce Solution
Capsilon Corporation (San Francisco, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) for Capsilon DocVelocity v9
Infor (New York, NY USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Infor CloudSuite™ Business
Nexenta Systems, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for NexentaStor 4
Nextivity Inc. (San Diego, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for Cel-Fi DUO
Rambus, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Semiconductor) for Lensless Smart Sensor
SpectorSoft (West Palm Beach, FL USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for Spector 360 Recon v8.3
Underground Elephant (San Diego, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for Allstate Lead Marketplace
Voice4Net (Lewisville, TX USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for Voice4Net RTC Client v1
Westell Technologies, Inc. (Aurora, IL USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for ClearLink® DAS v1.0
WiSilica, Inc. (Aliso Viejo, CA USA -  11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for WiSe Connect IoT Platform v1.0
 
Innovations in Consumer Products and Services
 
Consumer Brands, Products and Services
RB (Slough, Berkshire - United Kingdom - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for Scholl/Amope Electronic Foot file
The Toro Company (Bloomington, MN USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for Toro TimeCutter® Zero-Turn Tractor with SmartPark™
 
eCommerce Solutions
Evergage (Somerville, MA USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for Evergage Promote
 
Financial Products and Services
AssetLock (Centennial, CO USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for AssetLock™ v1.0
 
Telecom, Cable, Broadband, and Voice
APTelecom (Morristown, NJ USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for New System Pre-Sales v2
 
Made in the U.S.A.
 
PurThread Technologies, Inc. (Cary, NC USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Manufacturing) for PurThread Silver-Embedded Fiber
 
Human Resources
 
Human Resources Executive of the Year
JoAnne Kruse, Chief Human Resources Officer - American Express Global Business Travel (New York, NY USA - 2,500 or more Employees) Industry: Business Products and Services
 
Human Resources Team of the Year
Stacey Wachtfogel, Chief Human Resources Officer - Makovsky (New York, NY USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Team includes: Bonnie Conklin
 
Human Resources Department of the Year
Stacey Wachtfogel, Chief Human Resources Officer - Makovsky (New York, NY USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) 
 
Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, and Public Relations
 
Best Use of Research/Measurement
Neustar (Sterling, VA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) for US DDoS Attacks and Protection Report, April 2015
 
Business-to-Business Campaign of the Year
Makovsky and Crystal & Company (New York, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Insurance Brokerage Firm) for Makovsky and Crystal & Company: Reintroducing the World to an 80-Year-Old Brand
 
Cause-Related Campaign of the Year
BDS Marketing, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees) for Stay Golden, California
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Cebuana Lhuillier Search for the Happiest Pinoy
 
Consumer Launch Campaign of the Year
Cricket Wireless, Ogilvy Public Relations, Max Borges Agency for Virtual Reality Debut of Cricket Wireless in GameStop Stores
 
Employee Communications Campaign of the Year
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Ninong Ceb Facebook Group
 
Investor/Financial Communications Campaign of the Year
Makovsky and Crystal & Company (New York, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Insurance Brokerage Firm) for Makovsky and Crystal & Company: Reintroducing the World to an 80-Year-Old Brand
 
PR Agency of the Year
Makovsky (New York, NY USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) 
 
PR Innovation of the Year
Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) for Cisco Live Tweets Quarterly Earnings Results
 
Communications/PR/IR Executive of the Year
Jared Tipton, Executive Director Corporate Communications - Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)
Joie Healy, Senior Manager of Social Media Communications - Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services)
 
Communications/PR/IR Team of the Year
Joie Healy, Senior Manager of Social Media Communications - Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) Team members include Mary Bradburne, Kirsten Chiala, Kati Dahm, Brittany Coletti, Stephanie Chan, Alex Romano
Monica Flores, Senior Marketing and Communication Manager - Nerium International (Addison, Texas, USA - 100 - 499 Employees) - Industry: Consumer Products and Services
 
Communications/PR/IR Department of the Year
Jared Tipton, Executive Director Corporate Communications - Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)
 
Communications Professional of the Year (non-executive Communications, PR or IR professionals)
Colin Bovet, Business Development Specialist - Enplug (Culver City, CA USA - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Audra Friis - Pascale Communications, LLC (Fairfield, CT USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)
 
Web, Media, and Corporate Publications Awards section
 
Best Advertisement of the Year
Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for Sample In Answer Out Ads
 
Best Apps of the Year
Fareportal (New York, NY USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) for CheapOair
Fasetto (Superior, WI USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for Fasetto for Android 2.1.0.6
 
Best Blog of the Year
iovation (Portland, OR USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for iovation Stories
 
Collateral or Publication of the Year - Best Annual Report - Online/Digital
Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for 2014 Annual Report
 
Best Live Event - Brand Experience Event
Transurban (Alexandria, Virginia, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Transportation, Storage, and Logistics) for 95 Express Lanes Opening Celebration
 
Best Live Event - Exhibition Display, Stand or Feature
Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for Still About Life Trade Show Exhibit
 
Best Live Event - Public Relations Event
Transurban (Alexandria, Virginia, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Transportation, Storage, and Logistics) for 95 Express Lanes Opening Celebration
 
Best Social Media Impact of the Year
Rise Interactive (with Windmill Next) (Chicago, IL USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for Soap Pads' Digital Debut (Clorox S.O.S. - Oakland, CA USA)
 
Best Video of the Year
Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for GeneXpert® Omni - A True Point of Care Molecular Diagnostic System
IQMS (Paso Robles, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Manufacturing) for How the Largest Injection Molder in the West Maximizes its Success
Morinda, Inc. (Provo, UT USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Food & Beverage) for Morinda Life
NurseWise (Clayton, MO USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for My Personal Purpose
Verne Global (Falls Church, VA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for Verne Global Data Center Fly-Through Tour
 
Best Website of the Year
BDNA (Mountain View, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) www.bdna.com
Fareportal (New York, NY USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) for www.cheapoair.com
Shmoop, University Inc. (Mountain View, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees)
Transurban (Alexandria, Virginia, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Transportation, Storage, and Logistics) for https://www.expresslanes.com
Utah Interactive (Salt Lake City, UT USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations) for Utah.Gov The Officia Website of the State of Utah
 
Best White Paper of the Year
Attendance on Demand (Livonia, MI USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for Managing Millennials: 4 Key Strategies to Becoming an Employer of Choice
Attendance on Demand (Livonia, MI USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for Managing Millennials: Wage and Hour Lawsuits: Tips for Protecting Your Organization with a Time and Attendance System
Attendance on Demand (Livonia, MI USA - 11 - 99 Employees) for PPACA and Educational Employers: Which Employees Quality for Coverage?
FreeWave Technologies (Boulder, CO USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for Machine to Machine Wireless I/O for Hazardous Environments
Wipro Ltd (Bangalore, Karnataka, India - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for The Open Source Era - A Research Report by Oxford Economics in collaboration with Wipro
 
Company/ Organization and Performance
 
Best Overall Company of the Year
Avangate (Redwood City, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
EtQ (Farmingdale, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services) 
Prism Skylabs (San Francisco, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees)
Quality Systems, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees)
RiseSmart (San Jose, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees)
 
Business Expansion of the Year (e.g. new markets, new partners, new regions, etc.)
IST Management Services, Inc. (Atlanta, GA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees)
 
Company Growth of the Year (e.g. new products, new offices, new employees, etc.)
Bronto Software (Durham, NC USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) 
FocusVision (Stamford, CT USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services)
Rimini Street, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) 
 
Corporate Social Responsibility - Company of the Year
Dubai Police (Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations) 
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking)
 
Fastest Growing Company of the Year (percentage wise growth)
Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
EtQ (Farmingdale, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services) 
GTT Communications, Inc. (McLean, VA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications)
IST Management Services, Inc. (Atlanta, GA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees)
 
Innovative Company of the Year
Arbor Networks (Burlington, MA USA - 100 - 499 Employees)
Forter (Tel Aviv, Israel - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services)
Idea Bank SA (Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) 
IQMS (Paso Robles, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Manufacturing)
ProSight Specialty Insurance (Morristown, NJ USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Insurance)
RiseSmart (San Jose, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees)
SYSPRO (Costa Mesa, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software)
ThreatMetrix (San Jose, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees) 
 
Startup of the Year
 
AssetLock (Centennial, CO USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) June 2014
Cloud4Wi (San Francisco, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) March 2013
Darktrace (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) January 2013
Euclid Analytics (San Francisco, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Retail) January 2013
Feedvisor (Tel Aviv, Israel - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) June 2011
Forter (Tel Aviv, Israel - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services) February 2014
Housekeep (London, United Kingdom - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services) October 2013
Love Lockets (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - Industry: Retail) January 2013
MehtaFor (Portland, OR USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Publishing/SEO/Writing) August 2013
TechnologyAdvice (Brentwood, TN USA - 11 - 99 Employees) January 2014
Testlio (Talinn, Estonia - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) November 2012 
Triblio (Reston, Virginia, USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) September 2013
ValidateIT (Toronto, ON Canada - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Market Research) January 2014
VideoAmp (Santa Monica, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising Technology) December 2014
WiSilica (Aliso Viejo, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) June 2013
World Guide Publishing (New York, NY USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Media & Entertainment) June 2013
 
Product Management
 
Product Development/ Management Team of the Year
Dr. Mansoor Nasser Alrazooqi, Director of the Virtual Applications Development Center - Dubai Police (Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations) Team members include Khalid Alrazooqi, Ahmed Bin Subaih, Dawood Mohammed, Ahmed Al Badwawi, Slymain Ahmed
James Riebel, President of Allstate Lead Marketplace - Underground Elephant (San Diego, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees) Team includes: Kahana Malone (Director, Marketing for ALM), Keola Malone (SVP, Technology), Keith Kirk (VP of Engineering), Taryn Lomas (SVP, Sales)
 
Product Development/ Management Department of the Year
Emily Bonham, Director, Product Management - Falcon Physician (Denver, CO USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) 
Harsh Sood, CTO - Fareportal (New York, NY USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
 
Product Developer (non-executive product development or management) of the Year
Gabriela Hanna, Web Designer & Developer - Enplug (Culver City, CA USA - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
 
Customer Service
 
Customer Service Executive of the Year
Joanna Macleod, Senior Vice President, Global Service Delivery - American Express Global Business Travel (London, UK - 2,500 or more Employees) Industry: Business Products and Services
 
Customer Service Team of the Year
Bhavin Shah, Chief Technology Officer - TouchBistro, Inc. (New York, NY USA and Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Food & Beverage) Team members include: Samantha McGregor - Customer Success Manager, Darko Pavlek - Team Lead Support and Installations, Bruce Macklin -Team Lead Onboarding, Vanessa Vite - Customer Success Special Projects, Product Support Technicians: Quinn Ward, James Huynh, Meagan Moore, Marcio Lara, Onboarding Specialists: Crystal Santaw, Kristry Graves
Jason Ferguson, Director of Client Services and the Global Metaverse Mod Squad Team - Metaverse Mod Squad (Sacramento, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services)
Kaitlin Moran, Client Services Team Lead and Jacob Stucky, Engineering Team Lead - Thycotic (Washington DC, DC USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Software) Team members include Sierra Peralta, Raevyn Wallace, Megan Murray, Ivana Pacakova, Jessica Meyer, Joshua Conroy, Ashley Allen, Ali Falahi, Donald Lewis, Duangjai Weber, Bryan Panter
Ray Grigsby, Vice President, Global JD Edwards Service Delivery - Rimini Street, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) - Team members include: Senthil Punniya, Karen Sublette, Jerry Roy, Mohammed Khan, Sai Sharma 
 
Customer Service Department of the Year
Anthony Daubenmerkl, Vice President, Global Product Support - Metalogix (Washington, DC USA - 100-499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing, SaaS)
James Michiel, Operations Director - HGS (Peoria, IL USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services) 
Jason Ketchum, Managing Director, Member Experience and Operations - ContextMedia (Chicago, IL USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services)
Jason Niewienski, Customer Service Manager - CARCHEX (Hunt Valley, MD USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Ross Duff, Vice President, Operations - Telecommunications - HGS Canada (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services)
Ruben Bello, VP of International Operations - Fareportal (New York, NY USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Steve Lindsay, Senior Vice President of Member Education - HealthEquity (Draper, UT USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Insurance) 
Susan Tukel, President - LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Insurance) including Christine Brayanis, Melissa Davis, Ryan Partyka, Carol Dudas, Pamela Heidel, Andrew Benoit, Theresa Shari, Mishia Hunwick
 
Information Technology
 
IT Department of the Year
George Lester, Group Vice President, Global Technology Support - Rimini Street, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) including Desmond Whitt, Gopal Chavali, Krista Williams, Joe VenDerMerwe, Dylan Terry
 
Technical Professional (non-executive IT professional) of the Year
Adib Iravan, IT Engineer - Enplug (Culver City, CA USA - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
 
International Business
 
International Business Executive of the Year
Sheng Fu, CEO - Cheetah Mobile (Beijing, China - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Internet/Cloud Computing)
 
International Business
 
Best Support Staffer of the Year
Desiree Vale, Manager, Executive Suite - Quality Systems, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees) 
Juan Vazquez, Client Relationship Manager - Enplug (Culver City, CA USA - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Susan Boutot, Operations Manager - TechnologyAdvice (Brentwood, TN USA - 11 - 99 Employees) 
 
Best Support Department of the Year
Carolyn Sparano, Vice President of Client Services - Bronto Software (Durham, NC USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) 
 
Marketing
 
Marketing Executive of the Year
Kara Wilson, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer - FireEye Inc. (Milpitas, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Security Services)
Paige O'Neill, Chief Marketing Executive - SDL (Globehouse, Maidenhead, UK - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Ryan Gushue, Director of Marketing - Enplug (Culver City, CA USA - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
 
Marketing Team of the Year
Laura Powers, Head of Global Social Media Marketing - Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Hardware) Team includes: Denise Britton, Autumn Truong, Didier Rombaut, Jennifer Roberts
 
Marketing Department of the Year
Amber Olson Rourke, Chief Marketing Officer - Nerium International (Addison, Texas, USA - 100 - 499 Employees) - Industry: Consumer Products and Services
Brijen Rajput, SVP of Online marketing - Fareportal (New York, NY USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Tracy Roccasalva, Senior Director, Global Demand Center and FireEye.com - FireEye Inc. (Milpitas, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Security Services)
 
Marketing Achievement of the Year
FireEye Inc. (Milpitas, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Security Services) for FireEye.com Overhaul and Launch - Nominees include Tracy Roccasalva, Matt Sawicki, Todd Jackson, Lynda Hall
 
Milestone of the Year
 
Quality Systems, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA - 2,500 or more Employees) for Quality Systems, Inc.: The Comeback Kid
Rimini Street, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) for Independent Software Support Pioneer Rimini Street Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Milestone
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