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The PTC Innovation Awards–open to PTC members and non-members–are designed to recognize the individuals and companies that have transformed and continue to transform our industry and the markets we serve.

Winners are announced at the Innovation Awards Gala.

THE 2018 PTC INNOVATION AWARDS CATEGORIES

Lifetime
Innovation

Recognizing sustained innovation over a lifetime in network-centric ICT.

Entities:
Individuals, teams, corporations, nonprofits

Timeframe:
1977-2017

Best Application /
Service Innovation

Recognizing innovation in network-centric ICT services and applications in the last 12 months.

Entities:
Individuals, teams, corporations, nonprofits, standards bodies

Timeframe:
January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Best Overall
Innovation

Recognizing the best innovation in telecommunications and network-centric information technologies over the course of the four decades of PTC’s history.

Entities:
Individuals, teams, corporations, nonprofits, standards bodies

Timeframe:
1977-2017

 

Best Regulatory
Innovation

Recognizing the regulation, de-regulation, or regulatory reform that has best facilitated the deployment of ICTs for the people of the Pacific Rim within the last 12 months.

Entities:
Government ICT regulators within the Pacific Rim, or those adopting regulation affecting the Pacific Rim, and multinational standards development organizations (SDOs), e.g., W3C, IETF, IEEE, 3GPP, etc.

Timeframe:
January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Best Networking
Innovation

Recognizing the most innovative progression in networking technology in the last 12 months.

Entities:
Individuals, teams, corporations, nonprofits, standards bodies

Timeframe:
January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

 

Best Quality of Life Improvement

Recognizing the company or entity that has successfully launched a telecommunications product or network-centric ICT application that has had the most outstanding impact on improving the quality of life for people in the Pacific Rim.

Entities:
Individuals, teams, corporations, nonprofits, standards bodies

Timeframe:
January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

THE 2018 PTC INNOVATION AWARDS SHORTLIST

Aqua Comms
Bharti Airtel
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
Cloudflare
Digital Realty

Epsilon
Geeks Without Frontiers
Global Marine
Infinera
Mavenir

ngena
Olympusat Telecom
PacketFabric
SALTYSTER Inc.
Sky and Space Global

Speedcast
Télécoms Sans Frontières
Telstra
Vocus
Zayo Group

2018 PTC Innovation Awards Jury

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MATT BRAMSON
Chief Marketing Officer
RingByName

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PETER COFFEE
Vice President for Strategic Research
Salesforce

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ERIC HANDA
Chief Executive Officer
APTelecom

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IVO IVANOV
Chief Executive Officer
DE-CIX International

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HUGH MCGARRY
Chief Executive Officer
Garnet Consulting Pty. Ltd.

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RANDY NEALS
President Business Development – North America
Hawaiki Cable

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ISABELLE PARADIS
President & Founder
Hot Telecom

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