Thursday, August 5, 2010

UP-START Cloud Awards

Cloudcor and PricewaterhouseCoopers announce the 2010 UP-START Cloud Computing Awards recognition event to be held November 15, 2010 on Day 1 of the UP 2010 Cloud Computing Conference.

Are you redefining the next big thing in Cloud Computing?

Is your company defining cloud technology or is your product going to change the future of the Information Communications Technology (ICT) landscape?

Cloudcor Inc, seeks to broaden the end-user community’s understanding of where and how Cloud Computing will influence our future life, within both public and private sector environments.

We are looking for disruptive and next generation Cloud Computing companies, as well as innovative stealth mode / emerging solution providers, to step up to the plate and showcase their capabilities!

Here is the opportunity for you to showcase your products and solutions at the UP START Cloud Computing Awards.

Distinguished delegates to the inaugural UP START Cloud Awards will comprise of:

- Cloud Industry Leaders,
- Venture Capitalists,
- Expert Industry analysts
- Tech / Cloud evangelists,
- Innovators in the Cloud Computing space.

The UP START Cloud Awards, provide the ideal platform for emerging Cloud providers; (or those newly entering the Cloud Space), providing a springboard to success in this rapidly shifting and fast paced environment.

Winners in each category will receive a coveted industry recognition, as well as a tangible prize; consisting of an all expenses paid “Gold Partner Status” sponsorship, for the forthcoming “world renowned” CloudSlam’11 conference in Early 2011. ($20,000+ equivalent value)

The judges comprising of recognized Cloud Computing industry experts, will award the most promising UP and coming business cases and unique creativity / differentiators, of the product / solution being profiled.

This will consist of the following award categories:

- Fastest Growing Cloud Computing Company Award
- Overall most innovative Cloud Computing Provider Award
- Most promising start-up cloud provider Award
- Efficiency in Technology Award

The judges on the day, will be announced shortly before the conference start date.

This ensures that the short listing process (and subsequent finalists), are determined solely on individual submission merit.

Members of the broader Cloud Computing, end-user and ICT community can also have their say by providing comments and feedback on finalists presentations.

If you have a viable Cloud Computing solution, driving innovation, or have the next big thing in Cloud Computing this is the event for you!

We invite stealth mode, emerging, first / second round financed, and more established companies, with innovative and cutting edge Cloud Computing solutions to get involved!

You can register for the UP START Cloud Awards by filling in an online form here.

The deadline for nomination submissions is September 30, 2010.

The finalists in each class will be selected from the submitted applications and will be invited to demonstrate in front of the judges and the conference audience on Monday,15th November 2010. (free access to all finalists)

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