LONDON, UK – August 23 2012 – Calling all innovative Green IT startups: The Tech Trailblazers Awards welcome entries from enterprise IT startups that help companies or data centres save money while saving the planet. The awards are open to entries until September 12th at 11:59pm PT. Download an entry form today at www.techtrailblazers.com
The Tech Trailblazers Awards represent the first independent initiative to recognize and reward green enterprise technology startups in a global arena. In addition to sustainable IT, The Tech Trailblazers technology categories include: big data, cloud, infosecurity, mobile, networking, storage, virtualization and emerging markets. All entrants will win a “goodie bag” of prizes worth over $3,000 from an estimated $1 million prize fund. Winners will also get expert advice in the form of VC mentoring.
The Tech Trailblazers Awards judging panel includes green IT experts such as ex BT Global Head of Operations, Stephen O'Donnell, now a consultant, advisor and author at www.thehotaisle.com;
Sam Johnston, Director of Cloud and IT Services at Equinix; and Harkeereet Singh, Global Head of Energy and Sustainable IT at Thomson Reuters.
O’Donnell commented: “Startups are key to innovation in sustainable or green IT. Energy and resource efficiencies are found in power management, cooling and Software Defined Networking commonly known as SDN. These are just three of the areas where we are expecting to see strong green IT trailblazers contenders.”
The Tech Trailblazers Awards prize fund, projected to be worth in excess of $1m, is supported by sponsors and industry partners including MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, the Cloud Security Alliance, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Computing, Prezi, Startup America, RealWire, Lissted, Launchpad Europe, Mynewsdesk, Wazoku and ExecEvent.
The judging panel includes the IT industry’s leading figures from around the world, giving little-known startups the opportunity to have their products and services reviewed by eminent influencers.
Entry forms should be submitted before the final closing date of September 12th for consideration by the expert panel. For more information and to download an entry form, please visit www.techtrailblazers.com
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