2018 Fortress Cyber Security Awards Honors 35 Global Innovators and Products

2018 Fortress Cyber Security Awards Honors 35 Global Innovators and Products

The Business Intelligence Group today announced the winners of the 2018 Fortress Cyber Security Awards. The inaugural program sought to identify and reward the world’s leading companies and products that are working to keep our data and electronic assets safe among a growing threat from hackers. Working executives from the cyber security and information technology fields volunteered to judge the program using a proprietary scoring methodology.
 

These are the 12 Public Relations and Marketing Agencies, Departments and Executives You Should Know

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Business Intelligence Group Announces the Winners of 2018 Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Awards

Philadelphia, PA—March 13, 2018—The Business Intelligence Group today announced the winners of the 2018 Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Awards which identified the leading agencies and corporate departments who delivered quantifiable business results for their respective clients.

“The role of public relations and marketing is increasingly becoming more critical as the volume of innovations, products and distribution points continues to accelerate,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “Our winners have clearly shown us and our judges that they have the unique ability to marry creativity with business value to create exceptional results. Congratulations to you all!”

The 2018 Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Award winners are:

Agency of the Year

  • Marketing Agency - Hawthorne
  • Public Relations Agency - Bospar

Campaign of the Year

  • Marketing Department (Corporate) - Synechron Blockchain Accelerators Campaign
  • Public Relations & Marketing Agency - Focused Image for RightEye EyeQ
  • Public Relations & Marketing Department (Corporate) - Tie
    • IBM Research Team - Quantum Computing
    • Digital Realty’s Connected Campus
  • Public Relations Agency - Bospar for Varo Money
  • Public Relations Department (Corporate) - Hitachi Vantara

Department of the Year

  • Marketing Department (Corporate) - MercuryGate International, Inc.
  • Public Relations & Marketing Department (Corporate) - Ascensus


Executive of the Year

  • Marketing Department (Corporate) - Andrea Dumont, VP Marketing, Globalization Partners
  • Public Relations Agency - Ishviene Arora - Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Vested

The Business Intelligence Group judges also named the following organizations as finalists for their excellent work: AMNHealthcare, ASTRSK, Bospar, C+C, Eurotorg, Fiserv, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan, LaunchIt Public Relations, Newsletter Pro, Pyra Media and Vested.


For more information on the Public Relations and Marketing Excellence awards, visit the Business Intelligence Group. The company hosts several global awards programs including Best Places to Work, Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing, BIG Awards for Business, Sustainability Awards, and the BIG Innovation Awards. New to the lineup for 2018 is the Fortress Cyber Security Awards that will reward the world’s leading companies, solutions and executives who are working keep our personal and business data secure.

About Business Intelligence Groupwww.bintelligence.comThe Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization's proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

New Cyber Security Awards Program Launched by Business Intelligence Group

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Today, the Business Intelligence Group announced the launch of the Fortress Cyber Security Awards. This annual business awards program will recognize organizations, products and people from around the world who are leading the field of cyber security by employing new and exciting innovations and tactics. Nominations for this industry awards program are due March 9, 2018. Complete details can be found online by requesting the 2018 Fortress Awards nomination guide.

"The global community of cyber security experts and technology developers are taking proactive steps to reduce the frequency and severity of breaches," said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of the Business Intelligence Group and the Fortress Awards. "We are thrilled to reward the creative thinking, engineering, people and projects tackling this growing threat.”

The Fortress Cyber Security Awards will evaluate entries and award respective winners in each of the following categories:

  • Analytics
  • Authentication and Identity
  • Compliance
  • Encryption
  • Endpoint Detection
  • Incident Response
  • Threat Detection and Threat Modeling
  • Organizational Excellence
  • Leadership

Awards will be given to companies, products or services, and individuals across three products or organization types:

  • Software and Apps
  • Hardware and Infrastructure
  • Private and Public Cloud
  • Mobile

Every Business Intelligence Group Awards program employs a proprietary judging process, where entries are scored by experienced leaders from around the globe. The initial 2018 Fortress Awards judging panel includes:

  • Tony Martinez, VP, NFI Industries – Head of Judging Committee
  • Michael Halstead, Head of Cybersecurity Americas, HSBC
  • Gabe Minton, EVP & CIO, Guild Mortgage
  • Neil Singer, Chief Information Officer, Billtrust
  • Dave Snyder, Chief Information Security Leader, Independence Blue Cross
  • Ben Rothke, Principal Security Consultant, Nettitude Ltd.
  • Nick Robak, Business Technology Executive, BridgeView Partners
  • Mitch Zahler, Chief Information Security Officer, Proactive Cyber Security

ualified leaders in the field of cyber security may submit themselves to be a volunteer judge.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization's proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

These are the 34 Companies, People and Products Leading the Business World

Annual Business Intelligence Group Awards For Business Highlight Superior Performances Of Large And Small Organizations, Executives And Products

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PHILADELPHIA—December 5, 2017—Today, the Business Intelligence Group announced the winners of the 2017 BIG Awards for Business (www.bintelligence.com) program. The organization’s annual program was advertised as the “________ of the Year” program and was launched to reward those companies, products and people that are leading their respective industries.

“Year after year we are amazed at the creativity that our winners exude,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer for Business Intelligence Group. “We are so proud to recognize this year’s group of business leaders, products and organizations that are setting a very high benchmark for us all.”

Small Business Executive of the Year

  • Stefan Lindvall, CEO, Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.

Executive of the Year

  • Technology Services: Jason Cohen, Founder, WPEngine

  • Technology Software: Timothy Wallace, CEO, iPipeline

Case Study of the Year

  • Small

    • Government: Digital Harbor Inc.’s  Know Your Provider™ Brings $100MM Annual Savings to One of the Biggest State Medicaid Programs

    • Technology Software: Glance Networks’ Makes Customer Interactions Less Taxing for Intuit

  • Enterprise  

    • Technology Software: Cloudera

    • Telecommunications: Vlocity & TELUS

Company of the Year

  • Small: V Digital Services

  • Enterprise

    • Technology Services: Infinite Computer Solutions

    • Technology Software: Seismic

    • Technology: Nintex

    • Food and beverage: Chuao Chocolatier

Green Product of the Year

  • evaSMART™ - First Smart Personal Air Conditioner by Evapolar

New Product of the Year

  • Small

    • Automotive: OTAmatic™ Over-the-Air (OTA) Software and Data Management

    • Business Services: MTC Performance Vendor and Channel Manager Pro Series

    • Insurance: PACKETExpert from Acrometis

    • Healthcare – Equipment: OpenSight Augmented Reality System

  • Enterprise

    • Automotive: Kahu by Spireon

    • Healthcare: ReSound LiNX 3D

    • Marketing: LiveRamp IdentityLink

    • Technology: Percipio Powered by Skillsoft

Product of the Year

  • Small

    • Online: PERQ's Online Guided Shopping Solution

    • Technology: VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD WAN

    • Technology: ClearSlide

    • Technology Services: Luminoso Compass

    • Technology Software: SweetIQ by ReachLocal: Store Locator Software

  • Enterprise

    • Automotive: ADTRAN Mosaic

    • Financial Solutions: Bloomberg Tax Technology

    • Healthcare – General: UnitedHealthcare Spine and Joint Solution

    • Recruiting and Human Resources: ADP SmartCompliance® Wage Garnishments

    • Technology Services: The Climate Corporation's Climate FieldView™ Digital Agriculture Platform

    • Technology Software: WP Engine WordPress Digital Experience Platform

Small Business of the Year

  • Technology Software: Luminoso Technologies

  • Public Relations: Pascale Communications

The Business Intelligence Group also named several companies as finalists in the 2017 BIG Awards for Business; these include Cloudera Data Science & Engineering, Workiva Inc., Yext Analytics: The Intelligent Search Tracker and the Yext Knowledge Engine, SmartDrive Systems, interworks.cloud platform, StrategyBlocks, Everbridge, APTTUS and “Max” The World’s first and only Quote-to-Cash Virtual Assistant. The company also recognized Aliyea Rizai of Workiva and Sydney Carey of APTTUS for their leadership.

The company also announced the deadline of December 15 for the 2018 BIG Innovation Awards (www.bintelligence.com/big-innovation-awards). Organizations that would like more information about the 2018 BIG Innovation Awards and past winners can visit the company’s website.

About Business Intelligence Group www.bintelligence.com

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

Contact

Maria Jimenez
Chief Nominations Officer
Business Intelligence Group
1 909-529-2737
jmaria@bintelligence.com

These 23 Sustainability Heroes, Projects, and Organizations Are Deserving of Global Leadership

These 23 Sustainability Heroes, Projects, and Organizations Are Deserving of Global Leadership

Announcing the Business Intelligence Group’s 2017 Sustainability Awards Winners

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PHILADELPHIA, October 12, 2017—Today, the Business Intelligence Group announced the winners in the 2017 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice. For-profit and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes submitted nominations to reward team members and gain exposure for the organization, its initiatives, and the exemplary accomplishments of its leaders as they work to reduce their impact on our environment.

“Sustainability is no longer a business decision calculated solely by ROI. It’s a business mandate,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are so proud to reward and recognize all of our winners and finalists, as they provide a benchmark for corporate citizenship concerning sustainability and the protection of our environment.”

The 2017 Sustainability Award winners are:

Sustainability Hero

Seth Kursman, Resolute Forest Products

Sustainability Initiatives of the Year

  • AT&T’s 10x Carbon Reduction Goal
  • Humanscale’s Living Product Challenge Certification
  • Oracle’s California Water Conservation Project
  • Rayton Solar
  • SBM Management Services’ Recycling Program, Labeling and Standardization Project
  • SL Green Realty Corp., for supporting tenant participation in the NYC Mayor’s Carbon Challenge
  • TerraCycle, Procter & Gamble, and SUEZ for the first recyclable shampoo bottle made from beach plastic

Sustainability Leadership Awards

  • Air Canada    
  • Humanscale  
  • Mission Linen Supply
  • SCS Global Services
  • Workiva

Sustainability Products of the Year

  • ADEC Innovations’ CleanChain
  • Dow Polyurethane’s VORAGUARD
  • Dow Water and Process Solutions’ FILMTEC™ FORTILIFE™ Elements
  • The Dow Chemical Company and the Koehler Paper Group for ROPAQUE™ NT-2900 Opaque Polymer for BLUE 4EST™ Thermal Paper
  • Enablon
  • SodaStream  
  • Xeros’ the Symphony Project 

Sustainability Services of the Year

  • Ecolab’s Water Risk Monetizer
  • iQor’s Sustainability 2020

The judges also named several finalists, Agilent Technologies’ Intuvo 9000 and Oil-Free GC/MSD, Digital Realty, VAI, ARIIX’s Puritii Water Filtration System, Primo Water Corporation’s Pre-filled Exchange Water & Self-Service, Ingersoll Rand’s Next Generation R-Series Compressor, and Dow Building & Construction’s ECOGROUND Green Athletic Tracks and Playgrounds.

The Business Intelligence Group thanks the all-volunteer panel of executives, who gave of their time and expertise to read, analyze, score, and provide feedback to our nominees. They are:

  • Jesse Anderson, Blanton Turner
  • Emily Davis, DHL
  • Dawn Emling, Thomson Reuters
  • Frances Fay, Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Kelsey Hallowell, Reduction in Motion
  • David Harding-Brown, 1HQ Brand Agency
  • Kristina Joss, Salterbaxter, MSLGROUP
  • Rosie Kang, Willdan
  • Beth Keel, San Antonio Housing Authority
  • Bomin Kim, Sasaki Associates
  • Ron Loch, G&S Communications
  • Justine Mouron, GreenDinosaur.org
  • Patti Olenick, Weis Markets
  • Tina Owens, Kashi
  • Joe Parisi, TD Bank
  • Josh Richards, First Potomac Realty Trust
  • Kelly Vickers, Alliance Residential Company
  • Jeff Wilkinson, General Electric
  • Jeffrey Yorzyk, Green Chef

Also, the company announced a deadline extension for nominations in the annual BIG Awards for Business. They are now due October 20, 2017.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

Contact
Maria Jimenez
Chief Nominations Officer
Business Intelligence Group
1 909-529-2737
jmaria@bintelligence.com