And the winner of award for innovation in the enterprise is…

Me and IBM πŸ™‚
Yes last night at the end of the first day of the virtual world expo I was asked up on stage after a very nice intro from Steve Prentice (whose speech featured the brilliant quote from Pirates of the Carribean that the pirates code is not so much of a rule as guideline ) to pick up the award for Virtual World innovation in the Enterprise.
And the winner is
It was brilliant to be able to accept this, and whilst I may have started this all off it has been very much a team effort so this is really for all the eightbars and former eightbars out there.
I also have to say a huge thankyou to the organizers of the expo and to the judges for deciding on this.

Christopher V. Sherman Executive Director Virtual Worlds Management / Virtual Worlds Expo
Joey Seiler, Editor, Virtual Worlds News and awards chairman
Christian Renaud, CEO, Technology Intelligence Group
Erica Driver, Co-Founder and Principal, ThinkBalm
Nic Mitham, Managing Director, K Zero
Steve Prentice, VP and Fellow, Gartner
Robert Bloomfield, Founder and Host, Metanomics

The other winners can be found here

So what now…. Well I guess just keep on pushing and see where we can all take this as an industry. I do of course have some ideas, just need to find a way or a place to make them happen.

10 thoughts on “And the winner of award for innovation in the enterprise is…

  1. Congrats Ian πŸ™‚ did you get to celebrate with a formula one style champagne waterfall? or was it more of a tear jerking Oscar speech πŸ˜‰

    A thoroughly deserved award though, enjoy the rest of the L.A trip πŸ™‚

  2. I just waved my arms shouted whoooooo shook hands and went back to the table. The other awards categories seemed not to be doing speeches so avoided the shameless ego trip πŸ™‚

  3. Congratulations!

    What, no tearful thanking of the little people that made it possible? Isn’t that a requirement of any good acceptance speech?

  4. Congratulations Ian!
    There were two winners of this award for Innovations in Virtual Worlds for the Enterprise though, IBM and Forterra. It’s an interesting fact that the two winners are partners, don’t you think?

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