CTIA–The Wireless Association® today announced the finalists for its annual B!G Idea Awards. This year, the awards honor the mobile champions and visionaries who are transforming the mobile ecosystem.
Over the last few weeks, members of the wireless industry voted online for their favorite B!G Idea contenders for their important roles in mobile innovation. The votes have been tallied and we will present the B!G Ideas winners on Tuesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. PDT at CTIA 2013 on the Show Floor Exhibit Innovations Stage, Booth 5646.
The 2013 B!G Idea Awards finalists are (by category in alphabetical order):
The Mobile Visionary — Vision, Strategy & Business Acumen
John Horn, President of RACO Wireless, RACO Wireless
Wayne Irving II, CEO & Chairman, Monster Offers
Matt McKenna, Founder, Red Fish Media
The Ingenious Innovator — Product & Service Innovation, R&D
John Donovan, Senior Executive Vice President, AT&T Technology and Network Operations, AT&T Inc.
Rip Gerber, President & CEO, Locaid
Jason Roberts, CEO & Co-founder, Tech21
The Commerce & Retail Commander — Commerce, Retail & Distribution
Steve Abernethy, President & CEO, SquareTrade
Christina Koshzow, Chris Mason & Joey Rahimi, Co-founders, Branding Brand
The Mobile Guardian — Enterprise IT & Security
Chris Hill, Senior Vice President, Advanced Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions, AT&T
Chris Newton, President & CEO, Securus, Inc.
Tasso Roumeliotis, Founder & CEO, Location Labs