Best Connected Product
Sponsored by ghd
Redtail Telematics has delivered more than 6 million devices processing over thirty billion miles of data for insurers, fleet managers, OEMs and consumers around the world. We are unique in that we have control over every aspect of the telematics supply chain, from design and manufacturing of hardware through to delivering the applications and services that turn collected data into useful insight for customers. This gives us incredible flexibility in how we deliver tailored solutions.
Most Innovative Start-Up
Sponsored by Appleyard Lees
Connected Kerb Ltd provide a smart cities platform that integrates both power and data at kerbside to support electric and autonomous vehicles, and the application of advanced IoT technologies. Their platform is innovated to empower better-connected communities, promote liveable streets, minimise environmental impact and amplify the transition to electric vehicles for all people. Earlier this year they won a SEAL award (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) for their work.
Greatest Impact on Diversity & Inclusion in Technology
Sponsored by PwC
Coders of Colour
Coders of Colour is an organisation aimed at "Empowering and enabling young underrepresented people of colour to pursue a career in tech by providing them with a safe space for them to learn, explore and grow". We do this primarily by running free coding workshops for young people. At Coders of Colour, we have a very 'hands-on' approach to support. We believe that all our attendees should leave each of our events with the ability to do something new. We are also there for them if further support is required.
Best application of Edge Technology
Sponsored by Qualcomm
At Taubyte we solve software scalability at the Edge through a fully automated (NoOps) computing platform, we call ‘Smart Computing’. Thus enabling the true potential of the global computing infrastructure catalyzed by the Edge. Taubyte is a Smart Computing provider with a unique and innovative twist that eliminates software development, deployment, and routing complexity at the Edge, allowing (I)IoT developers to focus on product features; thus, reducing both costs and time to market.
Most Impactful Technology for Society
Sponsored by Intelsat
AMN's Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) model
AMN builds, owns, operates and maintains mobile network infrastructure, delivering services for the biggest Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Africa. AMN's Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) model allows Africa's tier-1 Operators to expand their network coverage, deep into rural areas, with no capex investment and no opex risk. AMN uses highly-advanced technology to enable services to be delivered economically and sustainably to smaller communities than has ever been possible before. AMN is bringing 2G, 3G and 4G voice and data connectivity to towns and villages which have previously been unconnected. AMN currently operates more than 1,000 base stations in 9 countries and ultimately will cover almost every country in sub-Saharan Africa.
Outstanding Woman Engineer of the Year
Sponsored by Anglia Ruskin University
Since she took up the role of leading the Network Research team in SRUK, Yue has always impressed me as an outstanding researcher, engineer and leader. She is innovative in both her approach and her ideas, quick to grasp new concepts, and is persistently at the forefront of our work. I am nominating Yue for this award this year because of the step up in role she has taken since the beginning of 2020, but also as recognition of the considerable ground work she put in to formulating the position she now holds. Yue championed Network AI as a Research topic that would have immediate impact on RAN products with headquarters teams during 2019, and once funding was secured, her leadership of the team she has built to undertake the projects she now leads has been exemplary. Yue is the epitome of an excellent engineer, and serves as a role model for women (and men) seeking to forge careers in communications research and development.