Welcome!

Blog Feed Post

Tech Trailblazers Awards inaugural Regional Cup winners announced

There is still time to vote for the technology specific category winners. Big data, cloud, emerging markets, mobile, networking, security, storage, sustainable IT and virtualization still to play for. Deadline 23rd January

Vote for your favorites now

London, 20 January 2014 - The Tech Trailblazers Awards, the first annual awards program for enterprise information technology startups, today announced the winners of its first-ever Regional Cups. The public voting for the technology categories remains open until 23:59 Pacific time on Thursday (23rd January)

The winners are as follows:

African and Middle East Trailblazers Cup

-Webdesk (@MyWebdesk), www.webdesk.co.ke - Nairobi, Kenya

Asian-Pacific Trailblazers Cup

-PharmaSecure (@PharmaSecure) www.pharmasecure.com - New Delhi, India

European Trailblazers Cup

-Crypho (@GetCrypho), www.crypho.com - Tonsberg, Norway

Latin American Trailblazers Cup

-Tambero (@TamberoWeb), www.tambero.com - Argentina

North American Trailblazers Cup

-Nutanix (@Nutanix), www.nutanix.com - San Jose, CA, USA

Rose Ross, founder of the Tech Trailblazers Awards, commented, "The Tech Trailblazers Awards entries were very strong from around the world and, after the initial round of voting by our judges, we have recognized those startups with the highest scores from each of the five regions. Congratulations and best of luck to them in the rest of the competition which is all still to play for. We ask all enterprise tech lovers within the global startup ecosystem to make their voices heard. Get voting for your favourites!"

The public will vote for the shortlisted technology categories' finalists across Big Data, Cloud, Infosecurity, Mobile, Networking, Storage, Sustainable IT and Virtualization. The winners of the relevant Regional Cups will also compete again with the others shortlisted in the Emerging Markets category with public voting. The voting process is managed using technology by web-based ideation and innovation management pioneer Wazoku.

The winners of these additional categories will be determined by the voting public and the judging panel who will revisit the shortlists to invest a virtual VC fund of one Million Trailblazing dollars per category. Which startups have the most promising technologies? Discover the finalists and vote for your tech category favorites now on the Tech Trailblazers website by clicking on the Vote Now tab. Voting closes at 23:59pm Pacific Time on Thursday 23rd January 2014.

Just to recap on the Finalists in the other Tech Trailblazers' Categories

Big Data
-Cedexis (@Cedexis), www.cedexis.com- Portland, OR, USA
-Localytics (@Localytics), www.localytics.com- Boston, MA, USA
-Parstream (@Parstream), www.parstream.com- Cologne, Germany
-Splice Machine (@SpliceMachine), www.splicemachine.com - San Francisco, CA, USA

Cloud
-BridgeSTOR (@BridgeSTOR), www.bridgestor.com - Poway, CA, USA
-CloudCheckr (@Cloudcheckr), www.cloudcheckr.com- Rochester, NY, USA
-CloudSigma (@CloudSigma), www.cloudsigma.com - Palo Alto, CA, USA
-Nutanix (@Nutanix), www.nutanix.com - San Jose, CA, USA
-Racemi (@Racemi), www.racemi.com - Atlanta, GA, USA
-VMTurbo (@VMTurbo), www.vmturbo.com - Burlington, MA, USA

Emerging Markets
-ERPScan (@ERPScan), www.erpscan.com - St Petersburg, Russia
-Ideas Centre (@Ideacentric), www.ideacentricglobal.com - Lagos, Nigeria
-PharmaSecure (@PharmaSecure) www.pharmasecure.com - New Delhi, India
-Tambero (@TamberoWeb), www.tambero.com- Argentina
-Webdesk (@MyWebdesk), www.webdesk.co.ke - Nairobi, Kenya

Mobile
-Appthority (@Appthority), www.appthority.com- San Francisco, CA, USA
-Localytics (@Localytics), www.localytics.com- Boston, MA, USA
-MobileSpan (@MobileSpan), www.mobilespan.com- Santa Clara, CA, USA
-PharmaSecure (@PharmaSecure) www.pharmasecure.com - New Delhi, India
-Tambero (@TamberoWeb), www.tambero.com- Argentina

Networking
-Aryaka (@AryakaNetworks), www.aryaka.com- Milpitas, CA, USA
-Pertino (@PertinoNetwork), www.pertino.com- Los Gatos, CA, USA
-Qwilt (@Qwilt), www.qwilt.com - Redwood City, CA, USA
-Racktivity (@Racktivity), www.racktivity.com - Lochristi, Belgium
-StackDriver (@StackDriver), www.stackdriver.com - Boston, MA, USA

Security
-Crypho (@GetCrypho), www.crypho.com - Tonsberg, Norway
-ERPScan (@ERPScan), www.erpscan.com - St Petersburg, Russia
-SecludIT (@elasticsecurity) www.secludit.com - Sophia Antipolis, France
-Ventisys (@Ventisys), www.ventisys.com- Sligo, Republic of Ireland
-Zscaler (@Zscaler), www.zscaler.com - San Jose, CA, USA

Storage
-Avere Systems (@AvereSystems), www.averesystems.com - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
-GridStore (@GridStore), www.gridstore.com - Mountain View, CA, USA
-PernixData (@PernixData) www.pernixdata.com - San Jose, CA, USA
-Nasuni (@Nasuni) www.nasuni.com - Natick, MA, USA
-Tarmin (@Tarmin101) www.tarmin.com - Boston, MA, USA
-SwiftStack (@SwiftStack), www.swiftstack.com San Francisco, CA, USA

Sustainable IT
-Cloudability (@cloudability), www.cloudability.com - Portland, OR, USA
-GreenQloud (@GreenQloud), www.greenqloud.com- Reykjavik, Iceland
-Iceotope (@Iceotope), www.iceotope.com -Sheffield, UK
-Racktivity (@Racktivity), www.racktivity.com - Lochristi, Belgium

Virtualization
-ECManaged (@ECmanaged), www.ecmanaged.com - Barcelona, Spain
-GridStore (@GridStore), www.gridstore.com - Mountain View, CA, USA
-PernixData (@PernixData) www.pernixdata.com - San Jose, CA, USA
-Proximal Data (@ProximalData) www.proximaldata.com - San Diego, CA, USA
-VMTurbo (@VMTurbo), www.vmturbo.com - Burlington, MA, USA

(ends)

Media Contacts

For Tech Trailblazers Awards
Rosalind Carr
Omarketing
UK: +44 (0)208 255 5225
US: +1 781 519 0275
[email protected]
www.twitter.com/Rosalind_at_O

About the Tech Trailblazers Awards
www.techtrailblazers.com @techtrailblaze

Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups that are five years old or less and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and prizes that not only recognize startup innovation, but also proactively help startups grow their businesses with access to exclusive coaching, mentoring and development and prizes. The awards include the following categories:

  • Big Data Trailblazers
  • Cloud Trailblazers
  • Emerging Markets Trailblazers
  • Mobile Trailblazers
  • Networking Trailblazers
  • Security Trailblazers
  • Storage Trailblazers
  • Sustainable IT Trailblazers
  • Virtualization Trailblazers

In addition to the above categories, all entrants are automatically entered into the Regional Trailblazers Cup competition free of charge. The Regional Cups will be announced at the end of November and the individual Cups are:

  • African and Middle East Trailblazers Cup
  • Asian-Pacific Trailblazers Cup
  • European Trailblazers Cup
  • Latin American Trailblazers Cup
  • North American Trailblazers Cup

The Tech Trailblazers Awards prize fund, projected to be worth in excess of $1m, is supported by sponsors and industry partners including AfriLabs, Amoo Venture Capital Advisory, beSUCCESS, bnetTV, China AXLR8R, the Cloud Security Alliance, Computing, The Data Chain, ExecEvent, GigaOM, The Green Grid, GSMA, The Icehouse, Innovation Warehouse, Launchpad Europe, Lissted, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, Mynewsdesk, The Next Silicon Valley, Outsource, Prezi, RealWire, Seed Forum, Silicon Cape Initiative, Skolkovo, StarTau, Startup America, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in Asia, TechNode, TiE Silicon Valley, Wazoku, Ventureburn and VMware.

Source: RealWire

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

Latest Stories
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
"NetApp is known as a data management leader but we do a lot more than just data management on-prem with the data centers of our customers. We're also big in the hybrid cloud," explained Wes Talbert, Principal Architect at NetApp, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We're focused on how to get some of the attributes that you would expect from an Amazon, Azure, Google, and doing that on-prem. We believe today that you can actually get those types of things done with certain architectures available in the market today," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, discussed how data centers of the future will be managed, how the p...
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, introduced two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a multip...
"We work around really protecting the confidentiality of information, and by doing so we've developed implementations of encryption through a patented process that is known as superencipherment," explained Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, discussed how by using ne...