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2019 PTC INNOVATION AWARDS

The 2019 PTC Innovation Awards submission process is now closed. Thank you to the companies and individuals that submitted an entry for the second annual PTC Innovation Awards, which recognizes the individuals and companies that have transformed and continue to transform the ICT industry and the markets PTC serves. The awards jury will now deliberate over the entries and a shortlist of finalists will be released within the next few weeks.

The Innovation Awards recipients will be announced on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at the PTC Innovation Awards Gala. All organizations that make the shortlist are encouraged to attend. PTC will not know the results prior to the event.

The gala will be an excellent opportunity to network and celebrate with your peers from around the world. Be sure to purchase your tickets soon or take advantage of the Gala Patron Package opportunities.

Highlights from the 2018 PTC Innovation Awards Gala

WHEN SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

2019 PTC INNOVATION AWARDS
SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual PTC Innovation Awards, which recognizes the individuals and companies that have transformed and continue to transform the ICT industry and the markets PTC serves. Special emphasis will be placed on innovation that improves the quality of life in the Pacific Rim through the use of ICT.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
19 NOVEMBER 2018

Highlights from the 2018 PTC Innovation Awards Gala

ELIGIBILITY

Entities: PTC Members and non-members – Individuals, teams, corporations, non-profits, regulatory, and standards bodies.
Timeframe: The product, service, application, standard, or other innovation being submitted for an award, must have been introduced between 1 November 2017 and 31 October 2018.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • No fee to apply.
  • Individuals or companies may enter as many categories as they wish, provided they meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Each entry must be submitted through its own entry form.
  • Only entries submitted through the online application system will be accepted as valid entries.

Innovation Awards recipients will be announced on Tuesday, 22 January 2019, at the PTC Innovation Awards Gala.

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.

2019 PTC INNOVATION AWARDS CATEGORIES

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Best Network-Enabled Application/Service Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in network-enabled applications or services.  This category might include video sharing sites or social media or cybersecurity anomaly detection based on network data analysis.

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Best Networking Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in overall networking, including any innovation that doesn’t fall cleanly into any of the other categories, such as solar-powered Internet drones.

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Best Network-Enabled Emerging Technologies Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in emerging technologies, e.g., IoT, blockchain, cybersecurity, components, AI/big data/analytics, or quantum Internet.

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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.

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Best Satellite Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in satellite-based communications, e.g., new business models, LEO, MEO, GEO, optical satellites, or launch vehicles and maintenance strategies.

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Best Cloud/Data center/
Interconnection Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in cloud or enterprise data centers and interconnection.  Examples might include data centers powered by ocean currents or software-defined interconnection fabrics.

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Best Mobile Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in mobility, e.g., new business or pricing models, 5G, distributed antenna systems, or smart cities.

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Best Network Intelligence Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in network intelligence, e.g., SD-WAN, “smart data” performance analysis and fault detection, or bandwidth autoscaling driven by cloud orchestration.

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Best Subsea Innovation

 Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in subsea networking, including new business models, new routes, optoelectronics, or landing station design.

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

CALL FOR JUDGES

PTC members and non-members that represent the breadth and depth of the ICT industry, including private, public, institutional, and academic practices, are eligible to apply.

Review the PTC Innovation Awards Judging FAQ and email a statement of interest to callforjudges@ptc.org.

Application Deadline: 31 October 2018

Best Mobile Innovation

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

Entities:
Individuals, teams, corporations, nonprofits

Timeframe:
1977-2017

2019 PTC Innovation Awards Jury

brynn_fowler

BRYNN FOWLER
Director, Network Business Governance and Planning
Oracle Cloud

handa_eric2

ERIC HANDA
Co-Founder & CEO
APTelecom

simon_lee

SIMON LEE
Managing Director
Sapience Capital Partners

isabelle_paradis

ISABELLE PARADIS
President & Founder
HOT TELECOM

nitin_rao

NITIN RAO
Head of Infrastructure
Cloudflare

julian_rawle

JULIAN RAWLE
Principal
Julian Rawle Consulting

sri-safitri

SRI SAFITRI
Project Director of Telkom Group Customer Experience Transformation
PT Telkom Indonesia

david_sharma

DAVID SHARMA
President
TELUS Partner Solutions

melissa_stanislaw

MELISSA STANISLAW
Director, Marketing Strategy and Sales Enablement
ZenFi Networks

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