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CW Technology & Innovation Awards Winners Announced

CW News published by CW (Cambridge Wireless)

The winners of the CW Technology & Innovation Awards have been revealed today at the CW International Conference.

We had over sixty nominations across for the Awards across our six categories. These were shortlisted into the finalists by the CW Awards Committee, and then our esteemed panel of judges scored these companies and individuals according to the following criteria:

Company Awards

Technical innovation - describe the way in which the nominated company, product or technology has broken fresh technological ground, or uses existing technology in a creative way.

Business model - describe the impact that the nominated company, product or technology has had on the business. Has it opened up new markets? Is it increasing engagement with existing customers? Is it reducing costs?

Side benefits - has the company, product or technology delivered non-financial benefit to the company, society or the environment?

Individual Awards

Technical Expertise - describe the individual’s technological know-how. What is their field of expertise? What is their education? What projects have they worked on? What inventions do they have to their names? How have they demonstrated continuing professional development?

Delivery of results - describe a (recent) project within which the individual had a transformative impact.

Community involvement - how does the individual inspire and influence their peers, colleagues and the wider technology community?


Best Innovation in Wireless Technology

Winner: Vodafone & Ericsson

For their deployment of a new 5G radio that decreases energy consumption by 43%

Runners Up: Forefront RF & Freshwave

Best Connector Business

Winner: CyanConnode

For the rollout of their smart metering technology in the utilities space

Runners Up: Zizo & Ubisense

“Connecting People” Award

Winner: Liverpool 5G Create

For their 5G network that is helping keep communities healthy, independent and socially connected

Runners Up: Freshwave and Croydon Council & Ontix and Westminster City Council


Outstanding CEO of the Year

Winner: Mark Thomas, Coderus

Runners Up: Dana Tobak, Hyperoptic & Anu Bhardwaj, SHEQONOMI

Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year

Winner: Michelle Law, ghd

Runners Up: Darendra Appanah, Cambridge Consultants & Daniel Zavaczki, Freshwave

Lifetime Achievement in the Wireless Sector

Winner: Nick Johnson, Mavenir

Runners Up: Rosalind Singleton, UK5G & Zahid Ghadialy, Parallel Wireless and 3G4G

Many congratulations and thanks to both the winners and the runners up for their exceptional contributions to the wireless industry over the past year, to our Awards Partners: Growth Works and University of East Anglia (UEA) and to our judges:

  • Bev Hurley CBE, CEO, YTKO Group
  • Soraya Jones, Innovation Advisory Board Member, University of East Anglia
  • Stephen Goddard, Senior Growth Advisor, Growth Works
  • Chris Blincoe, Relationship Manager, University of East Anglia

For more details on the CW Technology & Innovation Awards, visit the webpage

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