Posts Tagged ‘Awards’


Award Opportunity: Submit your entries to the SC Awards by January 16th!

January 9, 2015

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

SC Awards 2015

Infosec players have just a week left to enter

Is your company or client dedicated to infosecurity? If you have a top class cloud computing security solution, fraud prevention solution, mobile security invention – or any other infosecurity service for that matter – then the SC Awards Europe could be for you!

The European awards welcome all information security vendors, service providers and professionals – split into three main categories of Threat Solutions, Industry Leadership and Professional Awards.

Sub-categories include…

  • Best Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
  • Best Computer Forensic Solution
  • Best Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) Solution
  • Best Email Security Solution
  • Best Web Content Management Solution
  • Best Emerging Technology
  • Best Security Team

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Network Computing Awards 2013 Now Accepting Nominations

December 10, 2012

By Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O

It’s time to make your nominations for the UK’s Network Computing Awards, which recognise “the solutions and the companies that have been most impressive in helping organisations function better through getting the most out of their networks.” Nominations will close on January 7th, so click here to make your nominations now. If you’re chosen as a finalist, you will be invited to attend the awards ceremony on March 14th at the Hotel Russell in London’s Russell Square. Check out the pictures of winners at last year’s Network Computing Awards here.


Last Chance – Deadline for TechCrunch’s Crunchies Awards tomorrow

December 5, 2012

If you want to enter your favourite tech companies, products or people in the sixth-annual Crunchies Awards, you better act quick – the deadline is tomorrow.

Fortunately, entering the Crunchies is so easy, it takes only 5 minutes. Just click here, make your nominations and share them via Twitter and Facebook, if you wish. Voila! Entry complete. If only all tech awards were this easy to enter.

The lucky 5 finalists per category will then be invited to attend the Crunchies Awards ceremony on January 31st 2013 at the prestigious Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

The 20 award categories include:

  • Best Technology Achievement
  • Best Collaborative Consumption Service
  • Best E-commerce Application
  • Best Mobile Application
  • Fastest Rising Startup
  • Best Content Discovery Application
  • Best Design
  • Best Bootstrapped Startup
  • Sexiest Enterprise Startup
  • Best International Startup
  • Best Education Startup
  • Best Hardware Startup
  • Best Time Sink
  • Biggest Social Impact
  • Angel of the Year
  • VC of the Year
  • Founder of the Year
  • CEO of the Year
  • Best New Startup of 2012
  • Best Overall Startup of 2012

Apart from the awards ceremony, the event also boasts “A hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, intriguing interactive entertainment, and other fun surprises.” For information on sponsorship opportunities, email

As TechCrunch explains in the official rules for The Crunchies, “No companies are restricted from consideration.  Certain awards have specified criteria (i.e. best unfunded startup or best new startup launched in 2012) but, otherwise, all companies and products are eligible for consideration based on their business accomplishments made during calendar 2012.  Companies may be nominated for multiple award categories, and companies may win multiple awards.  There are no fees to nominate companies for consideration.”


Tech Trailblazers Are GO: Awards Now Open for Entries – Early-bird Deadline August 17th

July 26, 2012

Calling all innovative IT security startups: The Tech Trailblazers Awards have officially opened for entries at As we recently blogged on Countdown2Infosecurity, the Tech Trailblazers Awards present a fantastic opportunity for security startups to present their innovations to eminent influencers in the IT industry, with a chance to win business-development prizes and services worth thousands of dollars.

Stephen O’Donnell, chairman of the Tech Trailblazers Awards judging panel and consultant, analyst, author and blogger at The Hot Aisle, said, “Tech Trailblazers is designed for everyone to be a winner. The category leaders will deservedly get their certificates and trophies as well as significant industry recognition – they also get exclusive attention, coaching and mentoring from leading VCs and CTOs. However, all entrants, regardless of how well they do in the competition, get valuable prizes and services designed to help grow and develop their companies. Tech Trailblazers has deliberately set out to become a unique part of the startup ecosystem, helping young, job-creating businesses with growth, publicity and business development.” Read the rest of this entry ?


Where are all the IT security channel champions?

January 21, 2011

By Rose Ross (@Rose_at_O)

The European Channel Personality of the Year 2011 is open for voting but where are the IT security players here???

Suggested personalities:       

Hervé Camus-Haessler, Senior Director of Channel Development, EMEA, SAP

Thomas Weissman, CEO, ALSO

Klaus Hellmich, CEO, Actebis

Antoine Barre, VP, EMEA, HP

Petra Heinrich, Director Channels EMEA, Red Hat Europe

Juan de Zulueta, Vice President, Channels & Alliances EMEA, NetApp

Nicolas Leblanc, Head of Channels, EMEA, EMC

Thomas Huber, Director Channel Sales and Development, Citrix

Christian Magirus, CEO, Magirus

Alessandro Cattani, CEO, Esprinet

Graeme Watt, EMEA president, Avnet Technology Solutions

Jason Ellis, EMEA Channel VP at Symantec/font>

Ernest Quingles, Tech Data Italy

Stein Surlien, Senior Vice President, Oracle Alliances and Channels EMEA

More info below and here at the official awards website:

 This is your chance to vote for the European Channel Personality of the Year 2011 award to be presented at the European IT Excellence Awards 2011 on the 10th February 2011 at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London.

The award is for the person you feel has had the greatest impact on the European IT marketplace or has impressed you the most during the last 12 months.

You can vote for whoever you feel deserves the award, however the IT Europa journalists have compiled a shortlist of personalities who have hit the headlines during the last 12 months. This list may help you with your nomination but you are not limited to this list.

            Email your nomination to

Your nomination must be in by 6pm CET on Tuesday 25th January 2011.             

Tell us in your email why this person has been such an influence to you, but you need to hurry.

Votes will only be accepted one per person and they must come from a company email address. No Yahoo, gmail or other open email addresses will be accepted.