The Value Chain Awards honor the most successful corporate adopters of M2M technology and connected devices as well as the solution providers that help make their technology adoption a success. The awards recognize 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 for the end customer based on quantifiable results.
The Value Chain Awards honor the most successful corporate adopters of M2M technology and connected devices as well as the team of solution providers that help make their technology adoption a success.
Leading-edge adopters of M2M technology/connected devices are encouraged to apply. This can consist of corporate adopters as well as government agencies.
The 2013 deadline to submit is Dec. 4th, 2012. Entries must be received by this date to be accepted.
Please complete the online ballot form as well as the payment form. Completed payment forms can be faxed to +1 630.933.0845 or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include every member of the value chain/M2M ecosystem when completing the online application. Be sure to complete the payment form in its entirety. All required signatures on the payment/approval form must be included in order for the entry to be accepted.
Each and every M2M technology provider that is/was a part of the submitted value chain/M2M ecosystem should be included on the online application. This can include a module company, network provider, or platform provider, etc.
Those interested in the Value Chain Awards can contact Helina Washkowiak for further information.
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Yes. The adopter listed on part one, question one of ballot will be considered the entrant, or the company that is eligible to win. This award will also honor the companies listed as solution providers/part of the value chain, in the event that the adopter is chosen as a finalist.
In the past, public relations firms and/or other value chain members have aided in the submission for the adopter. This is acceptable, however, the adopter must approve the final entry as well as provide the required signatures.
Yes. Each entry requires a separate entry application and entry fee. Companies must submit unique deployments for each submission.
The 2013 entry fee is $185 USD. Entry fees are not refundable. The Awards program does not provide any discounts for entry fees. The payment/approval form will include all required information for the fee to be fulfilled.
Entries are judged on the overall strength of the deployment, especially the level of innovation and the business value obtained. Winning submissions will explain the problem/challenge, how technology was innovatively used, and what the payoff/benefit of this application was to the corporate adopter. The score for each entry is based on how the company explains the major challenge it faced or the opportunity that was created by using M2M technology as well as the ability to demonstrate quantifiable results. Some of these results might include improved customer service, enhanced patient care, faster emergency response time, better asset visibility, increased uptime, and automated business processes.
An independent panel of industry analysts and experts judge the Value Chain Awards.
With the Value Chain Awards, the judges read the ballot responses and review them. Entries are rated on a scale of 1-10.
No. We do not allow the entrants to have contact with the judges.
No. We do not allow entrants to screen their judges or know who they are prior to the award judging.
Connected World magazine will publish articles, award descriptions, or other information regarding the submitted entry. This material is based on the award submission. We recommend you do not submit material that is not for publication.
Each individual score is recorded, and the entries are rated by an average score. The award team reviews the scoring and written comments and Connected World editors then make a final determination of gold, silver, and bronze winners by the scores of the entries in each category. This is done by comparing the scores of the entries in that category as well as the ranking of the individual score. Not all categories will have a gold, silver, and bronze winner.
Entrants will be notified that they have been named a finalist, if chosen so. Finalists will win an award; it is just a matter of whether it is a gold, silver, or bronze, which is announced at the awards ceremony. To be eligible to win, companies must be in attendance.
If the adopter/end-user company is not in attendance, the company as well as any listed technology providers will not receive the award. If another member of the value chain (solution provider, integrator, etc.) is not in attendance, that individual company will not receive their individual award.
The annual award ceremony is held in June and the specific date and location can be found on the conference Website.
Each winning adopter receives a freestanding trophy, along with national coverage by Connected World magazine and its Website. The other members of each winning value chain will be honored with a plaque as well.
The name of the adopter company will go on the trophy. Each plaque will name the specific technology enabler winning that plaque, as well as the nominated adopter.
Yes. Additional trophies and plaques will be available at the cost of the ordering company. Order forms will be provided by Connected World magazine following the event. For more information on ordering aditional awards contact Helina Washkowiak.
The Awards Coordinator contacts the persons named in the application by either phone or email. It is extremely important that each nominee provides email addresses that will be operable throughout 2012 and 2013 and that will accept email from Connected World magazine.
Connected World magazine will issue a press release, as well as publish award descriptions and in some cases articles on the winners.
Yes. All winners are encouraged to send out a press release following the official announcement by Connected World magazine. The magazine will also provide a copy of its press release, including award descriptions, quotes, criteria, etc., for each winning company to publicize in their press releases. Please make sure that Connected World magazine is given the opportunity to approve press releases containing information and/or quotes pertaining to and coming from Connected World magazine and its awards program.
No, past winning entries are not available.
All questions should be directed to Helina Washkowiak at +1 630.933.0844 x258, or via email at email@example.com.