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Best industry solution for banking

Winner: Silanis Technology
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Silanis Technology Silanis is the world’s leading electronic signature provider. Since 1992, our software has automated business transactions that require secure, compliant and enforceable e-signatures. We are responsible for processing more than 600 million documents for thousands of organizations, including four of the top North American banks, eight of the top 15 insurance companies and the entire US Army.


Finalist: Diasoft
Finalist: NICE Systems

Best industry solution for energy and utilities

Winner: Landis & Gyr
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Landis & GyrLandis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions, offering the broadest portfolio in the electricity metering industry today that includes advanced metering, grid management, communications, data management and analytics. Operating in 30 countries across five continents, Landis+Gyr employs 5,200 people helping the world manage energy better.


Finalist: Peacock Engineering Ltd.
Finalist: BPM Wave International AG

Best industry solution for healthcare and life sciences

Winner: Kanteron Systems
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Kanteron Systems Kanteron is a European open-source healthcare software company founded in 2005 with offices in Europe, South America and North America, and distributors in 15 countries. With medical imaging diagnostic software, EHR, RIS, vendor-neutral archive, and the first vendor-neutral Pathology DICOM PACS in the world, our solutions enable telepathology and teleradiology connecting and integrating national hospital networks.

Finalist: Worldnet21
Finalist: LPA Systems, Inc.

Best industry solution for insurance

Winner: Innovation Group
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Innovation GroupInnovation Group provides P&C insurers an end-to-end insurance platform, insurance insurer, including insurer policy, insurer claims and insurer analytics, that helps insurers gain insight, improve business performance and innovate in today’s fast-changing market environment, ensuring they are “future ready.”

Finalist: Guidewire Software, Inc.
Finalist: Streebo Inc.

Best industry solution for retail

Winner: Aginity
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  • + Expand Solution: Aginity Customer Intelligence Appliance
    The Aginity Customer Intelligence Appliance (CIA) is an integrated set of software, hardware and embedded analytics to create a multi-channel view of customers. Deployed in weeks, CIA connects operational systems and makes a retailer's interaction with customers more real-time, relevant and personalized. Built on IBM PureData System for Analytics (powered by Netezza).

Aginity Aginity is a leading customer intelligence company combining experience in big data, big math and marketing sciences to build and deploy customer analytic solutions that enable customer intimacy at scale. We help our clients build meaningful relationships with their customers and take profitable action based on deep customer insight.


Finalist: CrossView, Inc.
Finalist: 360pi Corporation

Best industry solution for telecommunications

Winner: Ventraq Inc.
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  • + Expand Solution: Network Analytics Accelerator
    Network Analytics Accelerator (NAA) is a rapid-deployment, data integration environment that provides the scalability required to handle variations of business data for digital/communication service providers (D/CSPs) of all sizes. This includes tangible and intangible attributes and can be leveraged to accommodate other domain data such as power and security analytics.

Ventraq Inc.Ventraq provides large-scale data integration, business analytics and personalization solutions for communication service providers (CSPs). These solutions enable CSPs to integrate all their data sources, analyze the data to enhance their operational performance, make the data available for multiple users and systems across the enterprise and offer subscriber web-based self-care solutions for traditional and next generation communications.

Finalist: Parallels
Finalist: Openet


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