The World Technology Network (WTN) announced that Clickatell has been selected as a nominee for a 2009 World Technology Award, presented by the World Technology Network, in association with TIME magazine, Fortune magazine, and Science magazine, among others. Clickatell is eligible to be selected as the Winner of the 2009 World Technology Award in "Communications and Technology."
James P. Clark, founder and Chairman of the World Technology Network, commented "The World Technology Awards program is not only a very inspiring way to identify and honor the most innovative people and organizations in the technology world, but it also is a truly disciplined way for the WTN membership to identify those who will formally join them as part of our global community. By working to make useful connections among our members, we look forward to assisting Clickatell continue to help create our collective future and change our world."
Winners will be announced on July 16, 2009, in New York, at the World Technology Awards gala ceremony at the TIME & Life Building at the conclusion of the two-day World Technology Summit. The World Technology Awards honor individuals and corporations from twenty technology-related sectors viewed by peers as being the most innovative and doing the work of the greatest likely long-term significance. Award categories range from communications, biotechnology, space and energy through to ethics, design and entertainment.
Nominated for its innovative SMS Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Gateway, Clickatell provides companies around the world with the ability to deploy mobile messaging services in hours. "We are pleased with the recognition and owe it all to our innovative customers. Developers from social networking creators, like mig33, healthcare service providers, like ComplyRx, innovative banks, like First National Bank, and leading retailers, like Fruit & Veg City are the real heroes," exclaimed Pieter de Villiers, CEO of Clickatell. "They understand that people want to transact, communicate and receive real value from their mobile phone. Using Clickatell to offer text services is easier than ever - developers can deliver new ways to engage customers and ultimately improve the bottom line through cost savings and new revenue streams."
Nominees for the 2009 World Technology Awards were identified based on an intensive, global process over a period of many months in which current individual WTN members (primarily elected WTN Fellows from previous Awards cycles, who now number over 1000, spread out over 60 countries) made their nominations based on who they think is doing the innovative work in their field of the greatest likely long-term significance. After the WTN gathers further information from nominees, WTN individual member then vote on their preferences within their category. The top five selections in each category are announced from the podium on stage at the Awards ceremony, and inducted into the WTN membership as Corporate Members. The Winner receives an Award on stage and makes comments about their innovative work to those assembled.
A selection of WTN members in the 20 different award categories who nominated/judged/voted in recent years includes:
This year's World Technology Awards ceremony will cap the 2009 World Technology Summit taking place on the 15th and 16th of July at the TIME Conference Center in the historic TIME & Life Building in New York City. This year's Summit -- which has as its theme "How to Save the Future," will also include demos from the stage, and exhibits from the floor. For more information on the World Technology Network, World Technology Awards and World Technology Summit, please visit www.wtn.net.
About The World Technology Network
The World Technology Network is a New York-headquartered organization that was created to "encourage serendipity" - happy accidents - amongst those individuals and companies deemed by their peers to be the most innovative in the science and technology world. WTN's areas of interest range from IT and communications to biotech, energy, materials, space, and related fields such as finance, marketing, policy, law, design, and ethics. Each year, WTN members are brought together through an ongoing global series of regional roundtables, global Summits, and other events. The WTN has also convened the World Energy Technologies Summit at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The central events in the WTN calendar include the annual World Technology Summit and World Technology Awards - the culmination of a global judging program through which new members are nominated and selected and by which the network grows and is refreshed.