NetEvents 2020 Innovation
Awards Cloud/Datacenter, IoT & CyberSecurity


We are delighted to announce the NetEvents Innovation Awards 2020 – Cloud/Datacenter, IoT & CyberSecurity
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The NetEvents 2020 Innovation Awards recognise and identify the most innovative start-ups and established companies in Cloud/Datacenter, IoT & CyberSecurity. These awards offer you the chance to gain industry-wide recognition for your endeavours and achievements.

Judged by an independent panel of highly respected judges including IT professionals, industry gurus, the tech investment community including Silicon Valley VC’s, plus leading technology press and industry analysts from around the globe.

To date, the NetEvents awards programme has led to over $137,000 of charitable donations, from 100% of the money going to charity.

Enter now! Click here to enter the NetEvents Innovation Awards 2020

The NetEvents Innovation Awards 2020 Categories Include:

Cloud/Datacenter Innovation Awards:

  • Hot Start-Up – Cloud/Datacenter
  • Innovation Leader – Cloud/Datacenter

IoT Innovation Awards:

  • Hot Start-Up – IoT
  • Innovation Leader – IoT

CyberSecurity Innovation Awards:

  • Hot Start-Up – CyberSecurity
  • Innovation Leader – CyberSecurity

In each of the three NetEvents Innovation Awards 2020 categories (Cloud/Datacenter, IoT & CyberSecurity) there are two types of awards: 1. Hot Start-ups (including onstage ‘Shark Tank’ participation), and 2. Innovation Leaders.

1. Hot Start-ups (Shark Tank):
The three Hot Start-Up awards (Cloud/Datacenter, IoT or CyberSecurity) are for Pre IPO companies. Finalists in this award category are asked to give a short elevator-pitch presentation in a ‘Shark Tank’ style final to the judging panel’s VCs, business angels, entrepreneurs and IT industry leaders in front of an audience of international press and analysts at the NetEvents Global IT Summit in San Jose, California, USA on the 2nd of October 2020. Please note participation with a short elevator pitch in the morning ‘Shark Tank’ session for the final judging by the VC’s during the conference is a key and mandatory part of this award criteria.

2. Innovation Leaders:
The three Innovation Leader awards are for established companies offering innovative and exciting products/services in the field of Cloud/Datacenter, IoT or CyberSecurity, recognised as an industry leader, paving the way for the world – judged by the panel of leading NetEvents Press and Analysts representing over 35 countries around the world.

Cloud/Datacenter Innovation Awards:

These awards recognise organizations that are leading in the field of cloud computing/datacenters. Entrants may be in any market segment related to the cloud/datacenter, and need not be pure-play cloud companies. For example, they may be cloud host offering VMs or containers, or maybe a multitenant platform. They may offer Platform-as-a-Service, Software-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Security-as-a-Service, or Data-Center-as-a-Service. They may operate in specialized or vertical markets, such as cloud backups or education/distance learning. They may also be networking infrastructure companies, offering hardware, software or connectivity services in or for the cloud.

  • Hot Start-Up – Cloud/Datacenter:
    For Pre IPO companies. Finalists in this award category are invited to give a short elevator-pitch presentation in a ‘Shark Tank’ style final to the judging panel’s VCs, business angels, entrepreneurs and IT industry leaders in front of an audience of international press and analysts at the NetEvents Global IT Summit in California, USA on the 2nd of October 2020. Please note participation with a short elevator pitch in the morning ‘Shark Tank’ session for the final judging by the VC’s during the conference is a key part of this award criteria.
  • Innovation Leader – Cloud/Datacentre:
    For established companies offering innovative and exciting products/services in the cloud, recognised as an industry leader, paving the way for the world – judged by the panel of leading NetEvents Press and Analysts, representing over 35 countries around the world.

IoT Innovation Awards:

These awards recognise organizations leading in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT). Entrants may be in any market segment related to the IoT, and need not be pure-play IoT companies. For example, they may sell end devices, including industrial or consumer sensors. They may offer software or services for managing or securing the IoT. They may offer cloud services for gathering or analyzing IoT data. They may be operating in vertical niches, such as healthcare, retail, manufacturing, smart cities. They may provide connectivity for the IoT, such as over WiFi, cellular data networks, or the network core. They may serve carriers or the enterprise. These awards will be presented at a gala dinner held during the NetEvents Global IT Summit in California, USA on the 2nd of October 2020.

  • Hot Start-Up – IoT:
    For Pre IPO companies. The first round will be judged by international Press and Analysts. Finalists, in this award category, are invited to give a short elevator-pitch presentation in a ‘Shark Tank’ style final to the judging panel’s VCs, business angels, entrepreneurs and IT industry leaders in front of an audience of international press and analysts at the NetEvents Global IT Summit in California, USA on the 2nd of October 2020. Please note participation with a short elevator pitch in the morning ‘Shark Tank’ session for the final judging by the VC’s during the conference is a key part of this award criteria.
  • Innovation Leader – IoT:
    For established companies offering innovative and exciting products/services in the IoT, recognised as an industry leader, paving the way for the world – judged by the panel of leading NetEvents Press and Analysts, representing over 35 countries around the world.

CyberSecurity Innovation Awards:

These awards recognise organizations that are leading in the field of CyberSecurity.

  • Hot Start-Up – CyberSecurity:
    For Pre IPO companies. Finalists in this award category are invited to give a short elevator-pitch presentation in a ‘Shark Tank’ style final to the judging panel’s VCs, business angels, entrepreneurs and IT industry leaders in front of an audience of international press and analysts at the NetEvents Global IT Summit in California, USA on the 2nd of October 2020. Please note participation with a short elevator pitch in the morning ‘Shark Tank’ session for the final judging by the VC’s during the conference is a key part of this award criteria.
  • Innovation Leader – CyberSecurity:
    For established companies offering innovative and exciting products/services in the field of CyberSecurity, recognised as an industry leader, paving the way for the world – judged by the panel of leading NetEvents Press and Analysts, representing over 35 countries around the world.

Entry Deadline: 14th August 2020

Finalists Announced: 11th September 2020

Entry Fees: There is a nominal entry fee for each award of $275USD

Enter now! Click here to enter to the NetEvents Innovation Awards 2020

Co-located at the NetEvents Global IT Summit, the Awards evening will be attended by 60+ key Technology Press & Analysts from around the globe at a Gala Dinner on Thursday 2nd of October 2020 in California, USA. This year all proceeds from the awards plus donations during the Awards Gala Dinner will be donated to three charities: Prostate Cancer Research, STEM and UNICEF.

Book your table now!

Host a Table of 8: $1,495 per table
Individual Tickets: $195 per person


Enter now! Click here to enter to the IoT, Cloud & CyberSecurity Innovation Awards 2020

The NetEvents Innovation Awards 2020 Categories Include:

Cloud/Datacenter Innovation Awards:

  • Hot Start-Up – Cloud/Datacenter
  • Innovation Leader – Cloud/Datacenter

IoT Innovation Awards:

  • Hot Start-Up – IoT
  • Innovation Leader – IoT

CyberSecurity Innovation Awards:

  • Hot Start-Up – CyberSecurity
  • Innovation Leader – CyberSecurity

In each of the three NetEvents Innovation Awards 2020 categories (Cloud/Datacenter, IoT & CyberSecurity) there are two types of awards: 1. Hot Start-ups (including onstage ‘Shark Tank’ participation), and 2. Innovation Leaders.

1. Hot Start-ups (Shark Tank):
The three Hot Start-Up awards (Cloud/Datacenter, IoT or CyberSecurity) are for Pre IPO companies. Finalists in this award category are asked to give a short elevator-pitch presentation in a ‘Shark Tank’ style final to the judging panel’s VCs, business angels, entrepreneurs and IT industry leaders in front of an audience of international press and analysts at the NetEvents Global IT Summit in San Jose, California, USA on the 2nd of October 2020. Please note participation with a short elevator pitch in the morning ‘Shark Tank’ session for the final judging by the VC’s during the conference is a key and mandatory part of this award criteria.

2. Innovation Leaders:
The three Innovation Leader awards are for established companies offering innovative and exciting products/services in the field of Cloud/Datacenter, IoT or CyberSecurity, recognised as an industry leader, paving the way for the world – judged by the panel of leading NetEvents Press and Analysts representing over 35 countries around the world.

Cloud/Datacenter Innovation Awards:

These awards recognise organizations that are leading in the field of cloud computing/datacenters. Entrants may be in any market segment related to the cloud/datacenter, and need not be pure-play cloud companies. For example, they may be cloud host offering VMs or containers, or maybe a multitenant platform. They may offer Platform-as-a-Service, Software-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Security-as-a-Service, or Data-Center-as-a-Service. They may operate in specialized or vertical markets, such as cloud backups or education/distance learning. They may also be networking infrastructure companies, offering hardware, software or connectivity services in or for the cloud.

  • Hot Start-Up – Cloud/Datacenter:
    For Pre IPO companies. Finalists in this award category are invited to give a short elevator-pitch presentation in a ‘Shark Tank’ style final to the judging panel’s VCs, business angels, entrepreneurs and IT industry leaders in front of an audience of international press and analysts at the NetEvents Global IT Summit in California, USA on the 2nd of October 2020. Please note participation with a short elevator pitch in the morning ‘Shark Tank’ session for the final judging by the VC’s during the conference is a key part of this award criteria.
  • Innovation Leader – Cloud/Datacentre:
    For established companies offering innovative and exciting products/services in the cloud, recognised as an industry leader, paving the way for the world – judged by the panel of leading NetEvents Press and Analysts, representing over 35 countries around the world.

IoT Innovation Awards:

These awards recognise organizations leading in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT). Entrants may be in any market segment related to the IoT, and need not be pure-play IoT companies. For example, they may sell end devices, including industrial or consumer sensors. They may offer software or services for managing or securing the IoT. They may offer cloud services for gathering or analyzing IoT data. They may be operating in vertical niches, such as healthcare, retail, manufacturing, smart cities. They may provide connectivity for the IoT, such as over WiFi, cellular data networks, or the network core. They may serve carriers or the enterprise. These awards will be presented at a gala dinner held during the NetEvents Global IT Summit in California, USA on the 2nd of October 2020.

  • Hot Start-Up – IoT:
    For Pre IPO companies. The first round will be judged by international Press and Analysts. Finalists, in this award category, are invited to give a short elevator-pitch presentation in a ‘Shark Tank’ style final to the judging panel’s VCs, business angels, entrepreneurs and IT industry leaders in front of an audience of international press and analysts at the NetEvents Global IT Summit in California, USA on the 2nd of October 2020. Please note participation with a short elevator pitch in the morning ‘Shark Tank’ session for the final judging by the VC’s during the conference is a key part of this award criteria.
  • Innovation Leader – IoT:
    For established companies offering innovative and exciting products/services in the IoT, recognised as an industry leader, paving the way for the world – judged by the panel of leading NetEvents Press and Analysts, representing over 35 countries around the world.

CyberSecurity Innovation Awards:

These awards recognise organizations that are leading in the field of CyberSecurity.

  • Hot Start-Up – CyberSecurity:
    For Pre IPO companies. Finalists in this award category are invited to give a short elevator-pitch presentation in a ‘Shark Tank’ style final to the judging panel’s VCs, business angels, entrepreneurs and IT industry leaders in front of an audience of international press and analysts at the NetEvents Global IT Summit in California, USA on the 2nd of October 2020. Please note participation with a short elevator pitch in the morning ‘Shark Tank’ session for the final judging by the VC’s during the conference is a key part of this award criteria.
  • Innovation Leader – CyberSecurity:
    For established companies offering innovative and exciting products/services in the field of CyberSecurity, recognised as an industry leader, paving the way for the world – judged by the panel of leading NetEvents Press and Analysts, representing over 35 countries around the world.

Entry Deadline: 14th August 2020

Finalists Announced: 11th September 2020

Entry Fees: There is a nominal entry fee for each award of $275USD

Enter now! Click here to enter to the NetEvents Innovation Awards 2020

Co-located at the NetEvents Global IT Summit, the Awards evening will be attended by 60+ key Technology Press & Analysts from around the globe at a Gala Dinner on Thursday 2nd of October 2020 in California, USA. This year all proceeds from the awards plus donations during the Awards Gala Dinner will be donated to three charities: Prostate Cancer Research, STEM and UNICEF.

Book your table now!

Host a Table of 8: $1,495 per table
Individual Tickets: $195 per person




Judged by an independent panel of highly respected judges including IT professionals, industry gurus, the tech investment community including Silicon Valley VC’s, plus leading technology press and industry analysts from around the globe.

Enter now! Click here to enter to the NetEvents Innovation Awards 2020

Entry Deadline: 14th August 2020

Finalists Announced: 11th September 2020

Entry Fees: There is a nominal entry fee for each award of $275USD

Co-located at the NetEvents Global IT Summit, the Awards evening will be attended by 60+ key Technology Press & Analysts from around the globe at a Gala Dinner on Thursday 2nd of October 2020 in California, USA. This year all proceeds from the awards plus donations during the Awards Gala Dinner will be donated to three charities: Prostate Cancer Research, STEM and UNICEF.

Book your table now!

Host a Table of 8: $1,495 per table
Individual Tickets: $195 per person


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