ChangingWorlds is honored by Silicon Valley Executives with Technology Innovation Award

San Francisco, USA and Dublin, Ireland, Friday, March 28th 2008

—ChangingWorlds has won the Innovation Award at the Irish American Technology Leadership Group’s (ITLG) inaugural award ceremony in San Francisco USA. Sponsored by the Irish Times, the award was presented at a Gala dinner at Stanford University, California last night.


Over 200 executives from some of Silicon Valley’s best known companies attended the Irish Technology Leadership Group–Silicon Valley Awards 2008 where Dublin, Ireland-based ChangingWorlds won the top honor, receiving the 2008 ITLG-Irish Times Innovation Award.


The ITLG-Irish Times 2008 Innovation Award was presented David Moran, CEO of ChangingWorlds, for the company’s impressive customer successes, product strategy, management team, outstanding intellectual property portfolio and international growth across all of its key territories- Europe, Asia & the US. Unlike other awards, the ITLG honorees are selected through an external nomination process.


Based in Dublin and founded in 1999, ChangingWorlds provides mobile data personalization and Mobile Internet products to a customer base that already includes over 50 mobile operators worldwide such as Vodafone, O2, the TeliaSonera Group, T-Mobile Austria, Celcom Malaysia and CSL Hong Kong. Based on advanced artificial intelligence technology, ChangingWorlds’ ClixSmart™ Intelligent Portal platform offers a personalized content discovery solution that enhances content relevance and optimizes the user experience of the Mobile Internet.


Senior executives from throughout Silicon Valley turned out for the event representing companies such as Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Palm, Tesla Motors, Apple and many more.


Commenting on this prestigious award, David Moran, CEO of ChangingWorlds said “This award from the ITLG is a strong endorsement of ChangingWorlds' success in bringing state-of-the-art personalization techniques to the Mobile Internet for mobile operators worldwide and we are honored to be granted this accolade by the esteemed members of the ITLG. Innovation plays a constant role in ChangingWorlds product development and business strategy as we strive for excellence in all areas of our business. ChangingWorlds is therefore delighted that our on-going commitment to and delivery of innovative and effective mobile data personalization solutions are recognized in this way,” he continued “We are confident that ChangingWorlds is well positioned to continue to build on our success to date, while ensuring that we continue to set new benchmarks in Mobile Internet personalization and data content discovery worldwide.”.


Also commenting on the evening, ITLG Chairman & Senior VP at Palm, John Hartnett said: “This is truly a great day for recognizing so many great technologists and technology companies in Ireland and we are pleased to have been able to be part of it. We are also looking forward to further initiatives over the course of 2008 to deepen the links that exist between Ireland and Silicon Valley, both of which can benefit from continued interaction and investment.”


On the evening, the ITLG also presented honors to Intel Chairman Craig Barrett and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Micheál Martin TD, for their contributions to the growth of Ireland’s technology sector.


This year’s judging process has included the participation of the ITLG Board, Enterprise Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland, IDA Ireland and the Irish Times, each of which nominated highly innovative Irish companies seeking to grow their overseas presence.

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