MITX Hands Out Technology Awards
At a ceremony at the Cambridge Royal Sonesta that was briefly interrupted by a fire alarm last night, the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) announced the winners of its fifth annual MITX Technology Awards, which are intended to recognize innovative technologies developed in New England.
The organization gave out awards in 14 categories. Some represented qualities such as “innovative business strategy” and “usability,” while others represented areas of strength for the New England technology economy, such as enterprise technology, data protection, and mobile and video software.
Just over half of the winners were companies we’ve covered here at Xconomy. Burlington, MA-based Veracode, which we profiled in January, took home two awards, for “Data Protection” and “Sector Impact.” Boston’s Visible Measures, also covered in January, won for “Analytics & Business Intelligence.” Cambridge-based Stylefeeder, which won for “Collaboration & Social Networking,” was the subject of yet another January profile. Everyzing, which is also based Cambridge and won in the “Content Management/Search” category, has turned up in our pages quite a few times. We’ve mentioned Cambridge-based Brightcove, which won in the “Video” category, several times in the course of our coverage of Boston’s Internet video cluster. We profiled Cambridge’s Hubspot, which won for “Innovative Business Strategy,” back in August, and we covered Natick-based Punchbowl, which won in the “Usability” category, in October.
Amar Bose—the founder, chairman, and technical director of Framingham, MA-based audio equipment maker Bose Corporation–gave a keynote speech at the award ceremony. He was later inducted into MITX’s “Innovation Hall of Fame.”
Here’s the complete list of the Technology Award winners:
Analytics & Business Intelligence
Measuring the Consumption and Distribution of Internet Video
Collaboration & Social Networking
StyleFeeder – Personalized Shopping Engine
Unlocking the Contents of Online Multimedia
Dataupia Satori Server – Free Your Data
GotVMail Virtual Phone System
Merchant-Funded Loyalty Shopping Solutions
iSkoot for Skype
Brightcove Internet TV Platform
Azimuth Systems ACE 400WB MIMO Channel Emulator
Innovative Business Strategy
HubSpot Internet Marketing System
VidShield Physical Security Information Management System and Platform