The 2022 International Business Awards® Ceremony Recap

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Oct 19, 2022 @ 04:21 PM

More than 280 Stevie® Award winners and their guests attended The 19th annual International Business Awards® gala in London, England on Saturday, October 15 at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel. For those unable to attend, the ceremony was livestreamed to more than 2,000 viewers. 

52433380470_e32fd30a54_kYou can still watch the full ceremony and view/download photos from the event online.

High-achieving organizations and professionals from 67 nations were named as Stevie Award winners this year from a pool of more than 3,700 applicants.
A complete list of all 2022 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners by category is available at StevieAwards.com/IBA.

What You Missed
To kick-off festivities, gala attendees first enjoyed a formal reception at the hotel to network and forge new business relationships with other Stevie-winning professionals and leaders. Professionals from more than 27 nations around the world were able to join us this year.

Following the reception, dinner was served in the main ballroom for attendees and their guests. World-renowned emcee Simon Relph began the ceremony at 7:00 pm GMT +1 and kept the evening lighthearted and fun as we honored the 2022 winners. 

As each individual or organization received their award, guests learned about the winners’ professional, and often personal, journeys during their acceptance remarks.

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Stevie-winner ASCIRA Global was one of the first companies to go on stage to accept their Stevie awards. Dr. John Sachtouras, Founder and CEO of online education and direct marketing platform ASCIRA, won the Gold Stevie Award for Chairman of the Year. 

Belynda Lee, Chief Operating Officer of ASCIRA, won a Silver Stevie Award for Woman of the Year. ASCIRA is a subscription-based company that offers personal development programs through a variety of online digital products. It aims to create a global, social lifestyle community and provide users the most diversified knowledge available.

Another winner, Empire Eagle Food Company, is the leading bubble tea manufacturer and supplier in Taiwan, exporting bubble tea materials to over 50 countries. Empire Eagle won a Gold Stevie Award for Company of the Year in Food & Beverage, and a Gold Stevie Award in Business-to-Business Products. They also won the People’s Choice Stevie Award for Favorite Companies - Food and Beverage.

Screen Shot 2022-10-19 at 2.30.00 PMMindy Jen of Empire Eagle Food Company in Taiwan surprised the crowd when she came back to the stage for a second time to accept the Stevie Award for her second company, BOBA ChiC! BOBA ChiC is a newer global distributor of innovative tea and milk powder drinks, using tea leaves grown on their own farm in the high mountains of Central Taiwan. It won the Bronze Stevie Award in Business-to-Business Products.

The youngest Stevie-winning professionals in attendance were from the Young Hospitality Summit in Switzerland. The Young Hospitality Summit was founded in 2010 by five students who shared the vision of fostering innovation in the industry through insightful discussions between thought leaders and hospitality students. Today, The Young Hospitality Summit has become the largest student-run summit in the world. Young Hospitality Summit won the Bronze Stevie Award for Conferences & Meetings in the Summit category.

Screen Shot 2022-10-19 at 2.30.09 PMAlso in attendance at the gala in London was a representative from DHL Express Mexico. DHL Express is the leading international courier service that specializes in providing comprehensive door-to-door logistics. DHL is a long time Stevie Award-winner, submitting nominations from many of their offices around the globe. DHL Express Mexico also accepted Stevie Awards on behalf of DHL Caribbean. DHL Express Switzerland was also in attendance.

DHL Express Mexico won two Silver and four Bronze Stevie Awards in categories including Support Team of the Year and Customer Service Department of the Year. 
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Cecilia Ortega, Quality Assurance & Customer Experience Professional at DHL Express Mexico won a Silver Stevie Award for Woman of the Year. Luis Saturno Chiu, Vice President, Customer Experience, won a Bronze Stevie for Executive of the Year in Transportation.

Grand Stevie Winners and Closing
Nominees in the 2022 IBAs were not able to apply for Grand Stevie Awards directly. Winners were determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the IBAs with a Gold Stevie win counting for three points, a Silver Stevie win for two points, and a Bronze Stevie win for 1.5 points, as well as having the highest average score in selected categories.

Two Grand Stevie Award winners were in attendance the night of the gala: Halkbank of Turkey and LLYC of Spain.
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Halkbank won eight Gold, 11 Silver, and 13 
Bronze Stevie Awards, resulting in the Grand StevieAward for Organization of the Year. Pioneering the evolution of the Turkish banking sector for 84 years, Halkbank develops products and services in finance with an expertise in small and medium enterprises.

LLYC won eight Gold, seven Silver, and five Bronze Stevie Awards in categories including Company of the Year in Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations, Communications or PR Campaign of the Year, and Public Relations Agency of the Year. These wins resulted in the Grand Stevie Award for Most Honored Public Relations Agency for the fourth consecutive year.

Screen Shot 2022-10-19 at 3.31.37 PMLLYC is a global communications and public affairs consulting firm that helps clients make strategic decisions within the disruptive and uncertain context in which we live, while taking into account their reputational impact. 

The last presentation of the evening concluded at 9:30 pm. Stevie-award organizers arranged for winners’ trophies and medals to be boxed up for transport. 

Most attendees ventured out to take advantage of London’s many attractions, continuing to celebrate their business accomplishments and form new alliances with fellow attendees.

Acceptance speeches and interview clips will be available on the Stevie Awards Youtube channel next week. 

Watch the full ceremony here. 
View and download photos from the event here.

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Who's Coming to The International Business Awards® on Saturday?

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Oct 11, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

This coming Saturday, October 15 we'll stage the awards banquet of The 19th Annual International Business Awards®, the world's premier business awards program, at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel in London, England.

LondonStevie® Award winners in the 2022 IBAs were announced in August.  (Entries for the 2023 edition of the IBAs will open in February.)

Close to 300 executives from around the world will attend this Saturday's IBA event.  Here is a list of the organizations that will be represented (as of October 11):

8x8, Campbell, CA USA
-99 design studio, Istanbul, Turkey
Acıbadem Healthcare Group, Istanbul, Turkey
AD Ports Group, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Adani Skill Development Centre, Ahmedabad, India
ADM Electricity Distribution, Denizli, Turkey
ADQ, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
AgeSA, Istanbul, Turkey
Ajman's Municipality & Planning Department, United Arab Emirates
Alabama Power, Birmingham, AL USA
Align Technology, Tempe, AZ USA
Alliance Traffic Systems, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Anexa BPO, Mexico City, Mexico
AS Watson, Milan, Italy
ASCIRA Global, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Aselsan A.Ş., Ankara, Turkey
Astera Software, Westlake Village, CA USA
ATOS Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey
Banco Popular Dominicano, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Better2Know, Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
Black Platinum Gold B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
BOBA CHiC, Taichung, Taiwan
BRIGHTSPRINGS GROUP LIMITED, London, United Kingdom
Bristol Global Mobility, Phoenix, AZ USA
Cactus Communications Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India
CARBO, Houston, TX USA
CarrefourSA, Sarıyer, Turkey
CodeTwo, Jelenia Góra, Poland
DHL Express, Muttenz, Switzerland
DHL Express Mexico, Mexico City
Divina Law Offices, Makati City, Philippines
Dolphin International, Los Angeles, CA USA
Dubai Municipality, United Arab Emirates
Eastvantage Business Solutions Inc., Taguig City, Philippines
EES Shipping, Cockburn Central, WA Australia
Emirates International Endurance Village, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Empire Eagle Food Co., Ltd., Taichung City, Taiwan
Ensana, Prague, Czech Republic
Ernst & Young, New York, NY USA
Esas Sosyal, Istanbul, Turkey
Etihad Rail, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Events DC, Washington, DC USA
Federation of Polish Entrepreneurs, Warwaw, Poland
GDRFA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Golden Agri-Resources Ltd., Singapore
Graham Shapiro Design, Nantwich, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Halkbank, Istanbul, Turkey
HCL Technologies, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Horatio, New York, NY USA
IBM Institute for Business Value, Merion Station, PA USA
IBM, Armonk, NY USA
Icertis, Bellevue, WA USA
Informa Middle East, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ING Business Shared Services Bratislava, Slovakia
Itl AG, Munich, Bavaria Germany
Jonckers Translation & Engineering, Brussels, Belgium
Karsan Automotive, Istanbul, Turkey
Kordsa Teknik Tekstil A.S., Istanbul, Turkey
Kyndryl, New York, NY USA
Law Creative, Harpenden, United Kingdom
Limage Media Group, Vancouver, BC Canada
LLYC, Madrid, Spain
Lytx, Seattle, WA USA
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, Kuala Lumpur
MDI Ventures, Jakarta, Indonesia
Megaphone Marketing, Cremorne, Victoria Australia
MGI Tech Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, China
Microhealth, LLC, Vienna, VA USA
Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ministry Of State For Federal National Council Affairs, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Ministry of Treasury and Finance, General Directorate of Information Technologies, Ankara, Turkey
NewWork Success GmbH, Urbar, Germany
Noguchi & Peters Ltd., Budapest, Hungary
NTT Data Business Solutions (UK&I), London, United Kingdom
NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
Octopus Energy, London, United Kingdom
OfficePartners360, Ridgefield, CT USA
PMFTC Inc., Taguig City, Philippines
Pru Life UK, Taguig, Philippines
PT Telkom Indonesia Tbk, South Jakarta
QNET, Hong Kong, China
Real Property Ventures, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Refex Group, Chennai, India
Revomed (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Nonthaburi
SAP SE, Walldorf, BW Germany
Sealand - A Maersk Company, Miramar, FL USA
Sharif Group BSC, Hidd, Bahrain
sheIQ Life Pty Ltd, Belgrade, Serbia
SOCAR Turkey, Istanbul
Solarwinds, Austin, TX USA
SSS Strawberries, Oakwood, QLD Australia
Standigm Inc., Cambridge, MA USA
Strategic Public Relations Group, Hong Kong, China
Sullivan & Stanley, London, United Kingdom
Suretrack Management Consultancy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tata Consultancy Services Limited, London, United Kingdom
TELUS Smart Security & Automation, Vancouver, BC Canada
TM Forum, London, United Kingdom
TÜPRAS, Istanbul, Turkey
UFODRIVE, Capellen, Luxembourg
verbaneum GmbH, Nuernberg, Bavaria Germany
Viettel, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Wiser Tech, Izmir, Turkey
Young Hoteliers Summit, Lausanne, Switzerland
ZER, Istanbul, Turkey
Ziraat Participation Bank, Istanbul, Turkey

Learn more about The International Business Awards at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA

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Winners of 2022 People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Winners were announced today in the 2022 People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies, an annual feature of The International Business Awards®, the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program, now in its 19th year.

The worldwide, public vote was conducted from mid-August through 16 September, with the highest number of votes deciding the People’s Choice winners in a variety of industries. More than 53,000 votes were cast. All Stevie Award winners in the Company/Organization of the Year categories in this year’s International Business Awards (IBA) were eligible to be included in the vote.

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Winners of the crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards will be honored during the IBAs’ awards banquet on Saturday, 15 October at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel in London, England. Tickets for the event are now on sale. The winners of peer-adjudicated Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards - selected from more than 3,700 nominations received from organizations in more than 67 nations - will also be recognized during the ceremony.

The winners of the 2022 People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies are: 

  • Advertising, Marketing & PR: The Audacious Agency, Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia
  • Banking: Ziraat Participation Bank, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Business or Professional Services: Horatio, New York, NY USA
  • Computer Services: AGM Infra Solutions, Frisco, TX USA
  • Computer Software: Applause, Framingham, MA USA
  • Conglomerates: Prince Holding Group, Cambodia
  • Consumer Products: Boobie Brands, Melbourne, VIC Australia
  • Consumer Services: Jasmine Norris Photography, Lafayette, IN USA
  • Energy & Utilities: Dubai Municipality, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Food & Beverage: Empire Eagle Food Co., Ltd., Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Health Products & Services: Makers Nutrition, Hauppauge, NY USA
  • Hospitality & Leisure: Sea Horse Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach, NSW Australia
  • Manufacturing: Kurrajong Kitchen, South Windsor, NSW Australia
  • Materials, Construction, Metals, Mining: ACE Consulting Company, LLC, Nicholasville, KY USA
  • Non-Profit or Government: Connect2Connect / Megaworld Foundation, Taguig City, Philippines
  • Other Industries: Desiderate, Thirroul, NSW Australia
  • Real Estate: Filinvest Alabang, Inc., Muntinlupa, Philippines
  • Retail: CarrefourSA, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Telecommunications: Indosat Ooredoo, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Transportation: EES Shipping, Perth, WA Australia

Entries for The 20th (2023) International Business Awards will be accepted starting in February. More information is available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

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Stevie® Awards Announce Winners in 19th Annual International Business Awards® from Across the Globe

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Aug 15, 2022 @ 10:16 AM

High-achieving organizations and executives around the world have been recognized as Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie® Award winners in The 19th Annual International Business Awards®, the world's only international, all-encompassing business awards program.

Winners were selected from more than 3,700 nominations submitted by organizations in 67 nations.

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See the Full List of Stevie Winners

More than 300 executives worldwide participated on 11 juries to determine the Stevie winners.

The top winner of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards is HALKBANK of Istanbul, Turkey with 32. Other winners of multiple Stevie Awards include IBM Corporation (21), LLYC (20), Deutsche Post DHL (19), Abu Dhabi Ports Group (17), Viettel Group (17), OPET (15), Telkom Indonesia (13), ZER (13), Ayala Land Inc. (12), Ooredoo (12), Globe Telecom (10), PJ Lhuillier, Inc (PJLI) (10), Enerjisa Enerji (9), Wolters Kluwer (9), Strategic Public Relations Group (8), pH7 Communications (8), Tata Consultancy Services Inc. (8), Adfactors PR (8), Jeunesse Global (7), Bank of Montreal, (6), Canadian Tire Corporation (6), HeyMo The Experience Design Company (6), Octopus Energy (6), Sleepm Global Inc. (6), VUMI Group (6), and VNPT VinaPhone Corporation (6).

IBM, a multinational technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, NY USA won nine Gold Stevie Awards, more than any other organization in the competition.

All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in the IBAs, and may submit nominations in a wide range of categories for achievement in management, marketing, public relations, customer service, human resources, new products and services, technology, web sites, apps, events, and more. 

The awards will be presented during a gala event in London, England on October 15, 2022.

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Triple Gold for Childress Business Communication’s Work Helping Entrepreneurs Create Books That Sell and Make an Impact

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Jul 12, 2022 @ 11:08 AM

Cindy Childress, CEO of Childress Business Communication, won Gold in one of the broadest, most competitive categories in The 2021 International Business Awards®: Company of the Year - Business or Professional Services. Then it won Gold again – for Company of the Year – Media & Entertainment. In the American Business Awards for 2022, Childress Business Communication did it yet again, with a third Company-wide Gold.

How Cindy Childress did it is this: in a field packed with companies that offer writing and editing services, Childress brought a razor-sharp focus on entrepreneurs-as-authors instead of on the usual broad base of “anyone goes.” The company provides book-writing excellence in a business where editorial excellence too easily falls by the wayside; the compassion to get entrepreneurs through the editorial process without the usual stress; and, yes, the business savvy to make sure their books sell.

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The recipe sets the company apart and the judges clearly took notice. As one wrote, “Amazing work by Childress to support people who have ideas but may lack execution.” And this, more than once: “Great job! Keep it up!”

Childress also won for the specific work she did during the “awards years” of 2019 through 2021, which included the all-important time period when Covid-19 ravaged the globe.

As Covid spread, Childress Business Communication had its biggest month ever thanks to the popularity of book-writing as millions the world over were in lockdown.

An expert in social media, Cindy Childress took to Instagram and offered her first Zoom Masterclass aimed at business owners. And so they signed up – in droves – from Japan to Europe to Los Angeles. Women all, many using books to create their businesses in the first place.

Then Childress offered an expensive add-on after the Masterclass: a book coaching program with a VIP Service where, in addition to the class itself, Childress reads your manuscript, chapter by rough chapter. The “droves” continued to sign up, no matter the cost, and grateful still for the hands-on help in launching their business from the ground up.

Then, via a new website, Childress went full-on comprehensive offering clients what they need to succeed, none more so than a brilliantly conceived “elevator pitch.” As Childress says, “Most CEOs can’t describe their businesses, causing what I know is serious damage to the bottom line.”

As for Ghostwriting and co-writing books - important services for entrepreneurs who are often too busy to spend 100s of hours writing a book - it was back in 2017 that Childress launched her company with those services in mind. Childress staffed the young company with a team of writers and editors only to discover that she herself was “a ghostwriting genius” who could pen a tome in less time and with more flair than most.

Against the recommendations of many others, she became “Ghostwriter-in-Chief.” During the awards period, the company worked on many popular books from the self-help “The Logical Law Of Attraction” to the timely tome on college admission aimed at moms and the likes of an African American author who knew Childress alone could capture her “Caribbean voice.” Real estate and financial books hit the Amazon bestseller lists.

Revenues went up 30%; newsletter subscriptions 300%. And, yes, a percentage of all sales went to underserved entrepreneurs, as has been done since the company began.

During Covid as well, the company offered one-of-a-kind “book rescues” to help clients bring clarity and “purpose” to books already written and tossed aside - as they often are - due to poor sales.

The company’s awards period(s) Amazon bestsellers include “The Money Tree”; “How Good Humans Sell” (debuted #1 in leadership); “Unlock Your Potential”; “Mailbox Money Mindset”, among others.

Major media came calling, too, including U.S. News & World Report.

The first website powerfully focused on Childress herself debuted, too. Often described as “stylish” and “charming, Childress has a Ph.D. in English, too. From Australia to Hong Kong. Europe, Canada, and Mexico writers saw that site and signed up.

While this CEO remained highly paid as always ($30,000-plus is routine for a ghostwritten book) while offering free 'Getting Started' courses and much-needed elevator pitch assistance to her entrepreneurial base.

A longtime supporter of women’s causes, Childress also knew Instagram audiences would be largely female – and that they would sign up for the Masterclasses, which they did. For them Childress had a unique warning: avoid “feminine writing.” “Women downplay their work. I teach them otherwise.”

The Stevie Awards chose Childress to host their 2021 webinar on corporate storytelling – to great success.

Visit www.cindychildress.com to learn more.

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Final Entry Deadline Extended in The 19th International Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 16, 2022 @ 12:25 PM

By popular demand the final entry deadline of The 2022 (19th Annual) International Business Awards® has been extended through Friday, July 15. It was announced today by the Stevie® Awards, the organizers. The original final entry deadline was June 15.

The International Business Awards are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards competition. In 2021 the competition attracted more than 3,700 nominations from organizations in more than 60 nations.

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All individuals and organizations worldwide - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. Entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

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“We have decided to grant Stevie Award entrants an extra month to submit their nominations in awards categories for business achievements, COVID-19 response, overall company awards, marketing, new products, public relations, and more,” said Stevie Awards President Maggie Miller. “No additional late fees will be charged for nominations submitted through the extended deadline, and late entries will not be penalized in any way in the judging process.”

Juries featuring more than 150 executives will determine the 2022 Stevie Award winners. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award honorees will be announced on August 15. The International Business Awards gala ceremony will be held on October 15 in London, England.

The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Categories include:

There are many new and revised features of The International Business Awards for 2022:

  • Nine new event awards categories, ten new innovation in social media categories, three thought leadership categories, three video categories, three mobile site & app categories, two new product categories, and categories for Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion and Influencer Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • Nominations that won in the 2021 IBAs may be resubmitted for consideration in the 2022 IBAs.  If they have been updated with recent achievements, they may be submitted to the same categories in which they won.  If they have not been updated, they must be submitted to categories different from those in which they won.

  • In many of the category groups and categories you may now submit a video of up to five (5) minutes in length, illustrating the nominee's achievements, instead of the traditional Stevie Awards written essay.

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Stevie Award-Winning AI Platform Helps Caregivers in Home Agencies and Facilities

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, May 05, 2022 @ 01:16 PM

Sensi is the world’s first in-home virtual care agent, empowering Long-Term-Care agencies to provide their customers with 24/7 support in a cost-efficient and scalable manner, while significantly upping the quality of care.

With Sensi's hybrid care solutions, agencies can offer 24/7 services, despite the massive shortage in caregivers, and regardless of any patient’s financial capacity.

With a steadily growing ARR, and having already onboarded 6 out of the top-10 LTC Agency franchises in the US, Sensi.AI continues to prove its value in being: (customer quote) - “a targeted preventive care tool, that enables the perfect combination between just the right amount of quality care hours, with the ability for older adults to be living on their own terms, with an extra layer of 24/7 support.”

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Sensi was established in 2019, to help solve critical problems in the non-medical home care industry. 

The startup has closed a $3.5 million seed round before entering The 2021 International Business Awards®, and has offices in Tel Aviv, Isreal, and Los Angeles, California. 

The world population is aging and the demand for professional caregivers exceeds the supply. In-home care services have proven to be one of the most critical fields of service in today’s world and at the same time - one of the most challenging to manage. In an industry that provides such sensitive, life-critical services, having to remotely manage an underqualified, distributed, high turnover workforce – is a huge responsibility. Sensi.ai is the first and only fully automatic AI-based care quality management platform for senior home care agencies and facilities.  The platform provides audio analytics-based insight that helps eliminate blind spots and enables agencies with complete visibility and transparency into each hour of care without having to rely on neither the caregiver nor the client's input. Agencies can now obtain, for the first time ever, data-based insight into each client’s care needs, and ensure that their caregivers are best equipped to answer those needs in the highest quality manner.

Over the past 12 months, the company has been gaining traction in the American home care market. Operating across 5 states, Sensi has already onboarded 2 of the biggest home care franchises, as well as several localized agencies, and is seeing massively growing demand.

The home care industry is one that is very accustomed to its own pace, processes, and measures, Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Home Care Services estimated at US$260.4 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$1.8 Trillion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 32.3% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Non-medical home care industry brings in over $89 billion in revenues annually, and yeat care quality monitoring is done solely by satisfaction surveys to customers and caregivers... Sensi is the only system on the market enabling the provision of 24/7 automatic care quality management, without compromising the dignity and privacy of the care recipient. The system ensures detection and prevention of client/caregiver distress, risk, or maltreatment, alongside extraordinary care moments worth acknowledgment, to help retain exceptional employees, and being able to onboard 2 of the 10 biggest home care enterprises exemplifies how big the need actually is.

Sensi won the Bronze Stevie Award for Startup of the Year - Software in The 2021 International Business Awards.

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Der Einsendeschluss für die International Business Awards® 2022 rückt näher

Posted by Jule Kern on Tue, Apr 26, 2022 @ 04:59 AM

Nun heißt es Endspurt für die Nominierungsphase der 19. jährlichen The International Business Awards, dem weltweit führenden Wettbewerb für Wirtschaftsauszeichnungen, der jedes Jahr Nominierungen von Organisationen aus mehr als 70 Ländern und Territorien anzieht.

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Für alle, die sich und ihr Unternehmen für einen der begehrten Awards nominieren möchten, ist noch bis zum 11. Mai Zeit, Projekte und Leistungen in mehr als 400 Kategorien einzureichen.

Nachzügler:innen haben noch bis zum 15. Juni Zeit, ihre Nominierungen mit der Zahlung einer Nachgebühr nachzureichen. Informationen und Details zur Einreichung finden Sie unter www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

Wer darf teilnehmen?

Teilnehmen können alle Einzelpersonen und Organisationen weltweit - öffentlich und privat, gewinnorientiert und gemeinnützig, groß und klein - können Nominierungen für die International Business Awards einreichen. 

Hier erhalten Sie die Teilnahmeunterlagen

Die International Business Awards würdigen Leistungen in allen Bereichen der Arbeitswelt. Unter anderem mit den Marketing Awards, im Management mit den Management Awards, die Kundenbetreuung mit den Customer Service Awards , die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit mit den Public Relations Awards  und die IT mit den  Information Technology Awards. Leistungen im Bereich Produktentwicklung werden mit den New Product Awards ausgezeichnet und besondere Leistungen im Personalbereich würdigen die Kategorien für Human Resources Awards.

Eine große Auswahl an Kategorien würdigen auch herausragende Leistungen im Bereich der unternehmensbezogenen Medien und Publikationen. Beispiele hierfür sind die Awards für Website Awards, Awards für Smartphone und Tablet Apps sowie weitere Medien Awards

Eine vollständige Übersicht über die Kategorien finden Sie hier.

 Was gibt es Neues?

Die Stevie® Awards überraschen ihre Teilnehmenden mit neuen Kategorien:

Neben den neuen Unterkategorien, die in den schon bestehenden Kategorien zu finden sind, erwarten die Teilnehmenden zwei brandneue Award-Bereiche: 

Die neuen Social Media Kategorien würdigen Innovationen in den Bereichen Erstellung und Moderation von Social Media-Inhalten, Management und Marketing seit dem 1. Januar 2020. In Bereichen für zum Beispiel

  • Innovativster Unternehmens-Blog
  • Innovativste Facebook-Seite
  • Innovativster Twitter-Feed
  • Beste*r Business Influencer*in des Jahres
  • Beste*r Business-Blogger*in des Jahres
  • Social Media Manager*in des Jahres

können Social Media Profis ihre Nominierungen einreichen. 

Thought leadership rectangleAuch die Kategorie für Thought Leadership ist in diesem Jahr neu bei den International Business Awards®. In dieser Kategorie werden die Leistungen von Organisationen gewürdigt, die seit dem 1. Januar 2020 aktive Maßnahmen ergriffen haben, um ihre Führungskräfte und Mitarbeitenden als Vordenker weiterzuentwickeln und ihre Vordenkerrolle innerhalb und außerhalb der Organisation zu fördern.

Eine Übersicht über alle Neuerungen und Änderungen der International Business Awards® 2022 finden Sie hier.

Die Jury, bestehend aus mehr als 150 Führungskräften aus aller Welt ermitteln dann die Gold, Silber und Bronze Preisträger der Stevie Awards. Die Gewinnerinnen und Gewinner werden am 15. August bekannt gegeben und am 22. Oktober bei einem Gala-Bankett in Europa gefeiert, sofern die Bedingungen dies zulassen.

Möchten auch Sie die Möglichkeit nutzen, Ihren geschätzten Mitarbeitenden zu danken und sie zu ehren, Ihre Marke aufzubauen oder zu veredeln? Dann fordern Sie noch heute Ihre Teilnahmeunterlagen an, um an den beliebten internationalen Awards teilzunehmen.

 

 

 

 

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Communications Consultant Jaime Gill Uses His Knowledge to Make an Impact

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Apr 21, 2022 @ 10:24 AM

Jaime Gill is a freelance communications consultant in Cambodia, splitting his time between paid work with UN agencies, using communications to respond to COVID-19, and pro-bono support to small non-profits struggling to survive the crisis.

In the last twelve months, Jaime has worked on Cambodia’s national COVID-19 vaccine communications program, invented a new safety-promoting sport, ‘Social Distance Football’, and helped a struggling arts non-profit survive by breaking a world record. The unifying factor? All were fueled by hard-hitting media coverage, his favorite method for creating a big impact with small budgets.

Jaime Gill 1It’s all a long way from his first admin job, gluing photo slides onto press releases in a London PR agency in 1998. Along the way, Jaime has worked across most PR roles, becoming Head of Creativity in that PR agency, then moving in-house as Press & Public Affairs Manager for a large disability charity. He launched media campaigns that doubled the numbers of disabled people voting in the UK and created the world’s first ‘easy-read’ newspaper for people with learning disabilities, before moving to Cambodia where he’s spent six years advising commercial and non-profit clients.

Past clients include Microsoft, UNICEF, the BBC, the Olympics, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Fujitsu, UN, and Yahoo.

Jaime began 2019 working at non-profit TLC, developing its first campaigns. In November 2019, “Be An Honourable Warrior” confronted the 30% of Cambodian men who admit to using violence against women. The use of influencers and PR techniques led to a public reckoning across social media and national newspapers. TLC campaigns won nine international awards in 2019 and 2020, but most importantly led to 13,000 women learning domestic violence laws and 25,000 men pledging to end violence.

Despite these successes, Jaime took the difficult decision to leave his secure job in early 2020, knowing he’d mentored two talented young Cambodians and left behind a campaigning blueprint TLC could replicate.

Freelancing allowed Jaime to support organizations at the COVID-19 coalface. He rapidly established paid consultancies with overseas clients including Microsoft enabled him to work pro-bono for independent non-profits unable to pay. In May 2020, he invented ‘Social Distance Football’ with ISF Cambodia. This safety-promoting game was learned by 50,000 young Cambodians online and generated media coverage across four continents, as well as a Platinum Hermes Creative Award.

He also worked with arts/education non-profit, Phare. Having lost 60% of its income when public circus performances were canceled, it faced closure. Jaime proposed a Guinness World Record attempt for the longest circus show to generate media hype and drive people to online fundraisers. The 24-hour show in March 2021 doubled its fundraising target, was viewed by 450,000 online, and generated massive media attention in Cambodia and overseas, winning Gold at the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

Jaime’s track record is strong, but he rose to the COVID-19 challenge with the best work of his career. Having fallen in love with Cambodia and worked with several non-profits educating the disadvantaged, he was distressed when school closures began erasing those gains. He wanted to help reduce the damage and declined British Embassy advice to return home.

He immediately offered pro-bono support to education non-profits he knew were effective but struggling. From being a communications manager, he frequently found himself acting as entire communications team - proposing strategy, developing creative ideas, and writing and selling-in press releases.

This work led to UNICEF’s offer to consult on their campaign to re-open schools safely, which led to other COVID-related communications for the UN. As well as campaigns, he wrote and placed a series of thought-leadership articles in national newspapers, championing creativity, education, and children’s needs during/after COVID.

Between January 2019 and now, he created four award-winning communications campaigns with four different organizations, something no other communicator in Cambodia can claim:

  • Led hard-hitting, media-driven anti-violence campaign (TLC)
  • Collaborated on multimedia storytelling campaign (UNICEF)
  • Invented and publicized new safety-promoting sport (ISF)
  • Created record-breaking events driven by PR buzz (Phare).

Over six years, Jaime has developed a network of young Cambodian photographers, filmmakers, influencers, activists, journalists and communicators he collaborates with on projects. The awards won have put Cambodia and these remarkable individuals on the global map for creative communications, something which can only help the country’s creative industries in the challenging years ahead.

Since Jaime entered The 2021 International Business Awards®, he continued working as part of a large team of Government ministries and development agencies on the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines in Cambodia, as a consultant with UNICEF. He provides advice on how to combat misinformation and increase demand for vaccines - Cambodia is now one of the most vaccinated countries in the whole of the Asian region.

He also worked on the successful launch of Generation Future, a new program to find ten talented young Cambodians with ideas on how to change the world. UNICEF will match them with mentors and financial support to turn their dreams into realities.

He assisted with an artistic collaboration between UNICEF and Phare, celebrating the resilience of Cambodian families during the pandemic. This has become a viral hit on social media.

Jaime won the Silver Stevie Awards in 2021 for Communications Professional of the Year. Interested in Communications Awards for 2022?

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Stevie Winner Optimizes Energy Consumption for Organizations

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Apr 14, 2022 @ 09:47 AM

Verdigris is an AI-powered smart building management platform that optimizes energy consumption for organizations with data, insights, and automation. Through artificial intelligence and IoT-enabled sensors, Verdigris has reduced energy spending for customers by 20-50%. This not only helps organizations save money but also reduces their carbon footprint. Some of the world’s most recognized companies including T-Mobile, Verizon, and Nvidia use Verdigris to combat wasteful energy usage and spending. The company was founded in 2011 by Mark Chung, Jonathan Chu, and Thomas Chung with a mission to sustain and enrich human life through responsive energy intelligence.

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Verdigris has thrived over the past two years, seeing strong demand in terms of customer acquisition and expansions with its latest IoT energy meter. It shipped a record number of systems, won significant deals with industry leaders including T-Mobile and ARM, and announced a global partnership for ABB to use its AI. Verdigris received testimonials from more than two dozen tier one customers, including JLL, Verizon, T-Mobile, E&J Gallo, ARM, and Nvidia.
In 2019, Verdigris introduced Adaptive Automation, an adaptive and autonomous building controls product. Adaptive Automation integrates with building management systems to provide continuous optimization of energy consumption without human intervention while adapting to changing building conditions autonomously. Adaptive Automation takes advantage of technological advances in IoT sensors, pervasive wireless communications networks, and AI to continuously learn and predict building patterns. These capabilities make it possible to deliver optimally efficient building performance.

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In the first half of 2020, Verdigris released the EV2 energy gateway, the next generation of the company’s superior IoT energy monitoring hardware. The technology enables a set of highly scalable low-cost energy management capabilities not found in other energy meter solutions at scale, since Verdigris samples each circuit at nearly 8,000 times per second. All at the lowest cost per metered endpoint in the industry.

Verdigris was created to help solve the global problem of energy waste. In just the US alone, 97B sqft of commercial and industrial buildings throw away more than $120B each year in unneeded energy costs. Some estimates suggest that more than $600B is lost each year in these verticals. This energy waste takes a tremendous toll on the planet, amounting to about 15% of carbon pollution globally. The Verdigris smart energy management system aims to improve building efficiency, reduce energy waste, and decrease carbon pollution. Verdigris has helped customers and the marketplace lower operational expenses by optimizing energy spending and automating load shedding during peak times using situationally aware and connected AI to reduce demand charges. Verdigris helps customers make smart decisions about energy, meet mandates for energy reduction and achieve carbon reduction goals.

Verdigris won the Silver Stevie Award in The 2021 International Business Awards® for Achievement in Product Innovation.

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