Stephen ODonnell, chairman of the Tech Trailblazers judging panel, former CEO, author, consultant and blogger at www.theHotAisle.com, said, The addition of the Big Data category is a natural progression for Tech Trailblazers. Big data is smoking hot in the enterprise space with massive upside for efficiency and business competitiveness. Startups with a big data capability told us they were unclear about where to position their entries; this new category has helped make that clear. The addition of big data will make for lively competition in one of the hottest enterprise technology spaces out there.
The Tech Trailblazers Awards, open for entries next week on July 18th, represent a new concept in enterprise IT awards. Designed explicitly for enterprise tech startups that are less than five years old and privately held or at C-series funding or below, the awards not only recognize startup innovation, but also proactively help startups develop their businesses.
The extensive judging panel includes the IT industrys leading figures from around the world, giving little-known startups the opportunity to present their products and services to eminent influencers.