Spring 2015 Cloud Innovation Awards


Spring 2015 Cloud Innovation Awards!
April 23rd, Tiburon, San Francisco, USA

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The Hottest Cloud Company and the Hottest Cloud Product/Service for 2015 have been recognized at the NetEvents Global Cloud Innovation Summit.

The NetEvents 2015 Cloud Innovation Awards celebrate companies leading the cloud industry in terms of vision, innovation and performance. The winners were announced at a gala evening celebration at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon. All proceeds from the dinner and awards go to Prostate Cancer Research and the STEM Project.

The NetEvents 2015 Cloud Innovation Awards were judged by an independent panel of highly respected judges including IT professionals, industry gurus, the technology investment community including Silicon Valley venture capitalists, as well as leading technology press and industry analysts from around the globe.

 

The Spring 2015 Cloud Innovation Award Categories:

Hottest Cloud Company

Go on – surprise us!  If we could tell you in advance what it takes to make you “The Hottest Cloud Company”, then you haven’t been innovative enough. Mind you, we’re talking technology not fine art, so your business had better be useful as well as clever in the eyes of our judges.

Hottest Cloud Product or Service

What sets your Cloud Product or Services apart?  Tell us about it and the judges will tell you what they think. Win the award and the world will know about it.

Spring 2015 Cloud Innovation Award Results

Entry to the Spring awards was by nomination. Entrants were then
Tiburon Webjudged 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.

The awards ceremony was co-located with the NetEvents Global Cloud Innovation Summit which was attended by key Technology Press & Analysts representing 30+ countries from around the globe. The awards were presented at the Cloud Innovation Summit’s evening celebration on
Thursday, April 23rd at the Corinthian Yacht Club, San Francisco, USA.

Please click here for full Result details

Hottest Cloud Company

Winner: Amazon Web Services
Finalists: Alibaba, AT&T, Google

Hottest Cloud Company and Service Winner - AWSHottest Cloud Company Finalist - AlibabaHottest Cloud Company Finalist - AT&THottest Cloud Company Finalist - Google

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Awards presented by: Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group.
Collected by: Jeremy Cooper, Director, Google Cloud Platform Marketing, Google.

Hottest Cloud Product or Service

Winner: Amazon Web Services
Finalists: CENX, Google, Wedge Networks

Hottest Cloud Company and Service Winner - AWSHottest Cloud Product Service Finalist - CENXHottest Cloud Product Service Finalist - Google Hottest Cloud Product Service Finalist - Wedge Networks

    CENX logo        Wedge Networks

Awards presented by: Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group.
Collected by: Nan Chen, Co-founder & Executive Vice President, CENX; Jeremy Cooper, Director, Google Cloud Platform Marketing, Google; Steve Chappell, COO, VP Sales & Marketing, Wedge Networks.

 

Award Images

The following image show Google collecting their two Finalist Awards, along with CENX and Wedge Networks. The Awards were presented by Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group (pictured with Nan Chen, Co-founder & Executive Vice President, CENX).

Amazon Web Services, Alibaba and AT&T were not present at the Awards Ceremony to collect their Awards.

Clouded Leopards Den Award Results

The Clouded Leopards Den awards ceremony was held on Thursday, April 23rd at the Corinthian Yacht Club, San Francisco, USA. The evening was co-located with the NetEvents Global Cloud Innovation Summit which was attended by key Technology Press & Analysts representing 30+ countries from around the globe.

The impressive awards were presented to two lucky Cloud Start-ups after winning-over the judges earlier in the day in the ‘Shark Tank’ style final!

Please click here for full Result details (including Winners & Finalists)

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The Hottest Cloud Start-up

Preparing for early stage A-round funding.

Winner: TapLink

Award collected by: Jeremy Spilman, CTO and Founder, TapLink

Presented by: Jeffrey Schmitz, Executive Vice President, Spirent Communications and Dr. Bob Metcalfe, Ethernet Inventor and Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise at The University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering.

Clouded Leopards Den Winner - Taplink - Jeff Schmitz, Bob Metcalfe, Jeremy Spilman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“TapLink is honoured to have been selected as a finalist in the inaugural Clouded Leopard’s Den competition, and we are thrilled to take home the beautiful Clouded Leopard winner’s trophy,” said Jeremy Spilman, Founder and CTO of TapLink. “The judges’ endorsement of TapLink reinforces our belief that Blind Hashing provides a crucial layer of protection for cloud services by completely securing passwords against offline attack.”

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The Hottest Pre-IPO Cloud Company

For those companies at a more advanced B/C round stage.

Winner: Viptela

Award collected by: Lloyd Noronha, Director of Marketing, Viptela

Presented by: Jeffrey Schmitz, Executive Vice President, Spirent Communications and Dr. Bob Metcalfe, Ethernet Inventor and Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise at The University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering.

Clouded Leopards Den Winner - Viptela - Jeff Schmitz, Lloyd Noronha, Bob Metcalfe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Winning the Clouded Leopards Den competition is a great honor and another major milestone for Viptela,” said Lloyd Noronha, Director of Marketing for Viptela. “This recognition is further proof that our ability to address the cost, complexity and flexibility shortcomings of legacy wide area networks will positively disrupt enterprise markets.”

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Fall 2015 Cloud Innovation Awards:  September 30th, Rome, Italy

Five further Cloud Innovation Awards are being presented in the Fall. These awards cost $200 to enter.

Ethernet Innovation Awards 2013 CoverageWhether you are a network vendor or a service provider the Cloud Innovation Awards offer you the chance to gain industry-wide recognition for your endeavors and achievements, plus support two worthy charities. This year all proceeds from the Awards, plus donations from the evening, will go to Prostate cancer research and the STEM Project.

The entry fee of $200 will be donated to our two chosen charities. If you wish to enter multiple categories, each subsequent entry will be charged at $100 (also donated to our chosen charities).

Fall 2015 Cloud Innovation Award Categories:

  • Cloud/Datacenter Solution
  • Cloud Security Solution
  • SDN Solution for the Enterprise
  • Cloud Services for the Enterprise
  • NFV Solution for Carriers

Entry deadline: August 26th, 2015

Please click here for full information and to enter!

 

 

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