Connected World Award Nominations Reach Unprecedented Levels for 2014

Michelle Mayer
Marketing Communications 
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Chicago, IL November 20, 2013: If there’s any truth in numbers, the global innovation community has responded in droves to the call to tout their latest developments in device and M2M connectivity for the annual Connected World Awards program. The award winners will be announced during the Connected World Conference February 6-17 to be held at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

The Connected World Awards honor companies that have successfully leveraged, with quantifiable results, interconnected M2M technologies in order to solve critical problems. Particular emphasis is given to the process of combining multiple technologies, such as device, connectivity, hardware, radio modules, network service and provisioning, as well as application software and infrastructure, to create a winning solution. Past winners in this awards program have included companies like Anheuser Busch, Bank of America, BP, Chrysler, City of Denver, Duke University Medical Center, Garmin, Hertz, Hilton Hotels Corp., Southwest Airlines Cargo, Progressive, Time Warner Cable, U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, The Coca-Cola Bottling Co., and Volkswagen Brazil. Such companies as AT&T, Cisco Systems, GE Security, IBM, Sony Ericsson, Sprint, T-Mobile, Qualcomm, and Verizon Wireless, have been honored as technology enablers.

Entries for 2014 cover a broad range of technologies that are helping connect the infrastructure that powers the private and public sectors. From GPS devices that help decrease the incidence of crash factors for drivers, the development of solar and wind-powered streetlights, peat farmers monitoring weather patterns, service companies verifying customer reviews in realtime, and construction companies that are combining RFID with a virtual model of their projects, entries to this year’s Connected World Awards demonstrate just how pervasive M2M has become across the globe.

“We have been covering the interconnected market for well over a decade and are finally seeing a very public recognition of the types of companies that have been toiling in the shadows for years. It is a pleasure to shine a spotlight on the innovations that have been quietly connecting our world at such a major venue as the Chicago Auto Show,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine.

Winners of The Connected World Awards will be honored during a formal dinner and ceremony on Feb. 13, 2014 as a part of the Connected World Conference, the global expo for the connected technologies that are transforming our professional and personal lives.

About the Connected World Conference:
The Connected World Conference is the window into the emerging technology trends shaping the future of connected devices. The conference is a destination for everyone interested in learning, sharing, and presenting their ideas and visions about the future of our digital lifestyle, connecting to our vehicles, our homes, our energy, our apps, and our health/fitness. This event gives attendees a chance to explore the strategic shifts that new technologies will have now and into the future.

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