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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
2 NOVEMBER 2018


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.

THE 2018 PTC INNOVATION AWARDS CATEGORIES

THE 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 Improvment

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/Datacenter/
Interconnection Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in cloud or enterprise datacenters and interconnection.  Examples might include datacenters 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

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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