EXCLUSIVE: 2015 Appsters Awards Winners Announced

London, 19th November 2015 – The brightest stars in the world of App developments were recognised last night as the Appsters Awards 2015, took place at an exciting ceremony at the Fox @ ExCeL. The industry’s most coveted awards attracted hundreds of entries from some of the most promising individuals in the world of App development, all hoping to win one of the 13 hotly contested categories. Both people and apps were commended for their outstanding contributions to the industry at the ceremony which was compared by comedian, programmer and presenter Tom Scott.

Caroline Oldham, Founder of Biteappy, was the winner of the Most Inspiring Women in Technology Award
Until recently acquiring a shareholder, Caroline had been a one woman band. She had a very clear vision of what she wanted to achieve and worked with external companies to help her build the app and bring that vision to life. Just over a year after launch, there are now 30,000 people using the app and website and this continues to grow every day. Caroline has also dedicated her time to building a very popular blog and YouTube Channel to help people become more confident in the kitchen and allowing them to search for recipes to suit their individual diet.

Caroline Oldham from Biteappy said, “I am absolutely thrilled to bits to win this award! A lot of hard work is really paying off. Thank you Apps World and everyone for your support.”

The winner of Best Fintech App was Mubaloo & Equinit for the Pension solutions Compendia App
The winner of this award is an organisation that has implemented a FinTech product or service that demonstrates outstanding innovation. As well as contributing to the advancement of technology within the sector, the innovation had to be seen to benefit both the organisation and its customers. Since the launch of the new Compendia self-service, with Mubaloo as the developer, Equiniti has seen a 238% increase in members registering for self-service in one year, and a 500% increase in members accessing their pension each month. Kim Macsymon from Mubaloo said: “We are delighted for Equiniti Pensions who are transforming the pension industry with its impressive self service solutions.”

The winner of the Best App Developer Award is B60
B60 develops innovative technologies that help businesses and brands deliver world class mobile experiences. With a focus in the UK and Europe, B60’s award winning team offers first class enterprise mobility solutions, creating beautifully designed, simple to use mobile apps across every major platform. Triumph over adversity, outstanding work in the world of app development, problem solving, firefighting, innovation, success and flying the flag for developers everywhere. This award recognises an organisation that has been exceptional in all aspects of App development for 2015. Chris Williams CEO of B60 said, “I am exceptionally pleased that B60 was recognised and presented with such a prestigious award. It’s a testament to the excellent skills and commitment of the entire B60 team.”

Tom Scott added: “It was great to be at the Appsters Awards and congratulate the world’s best in app development. It was a real honour to meet the industry’s leaders in innovation and development — and to present some very well deserved awards!”

Other winners on the night were:

  • Nevbites Dashboard of Things – Best IoT development 2015
  • Genera Games – Best Entertainment App
  • Dublin Airport Authority – Best Use of App Technology
  • First Rate by Post Office – Most Innovative App
  • Fat Fish – Best Indie Game Developer
  • Frugl – Most Innovative Startup
  • Mark Kanji, Loyalive – Technology Star of the Future
  • Dimsum – Appsters Champion Award
  • Navmii – Best Consumer App
  • Toolbox Group – Best Enterprise App

The Appsters were judged by a panel of more than 30 directors, founders and content specialists from some of the world’s most recognised businesses including Michele Scarano, Senior Brand Content Developer at The North Face, James Freeman, European Group IT Interactive Operations Project Manager at Coca-Cola, Jody Smith, Multi-Platform Commissioning Editor of Comedy & Entertainment at Channel 4 and Jonathan Reichental PhD, Chief Information Officer at The Internet of Things.

Laurence Coldicott, Head of Production at Apps World London 2015 said, “I’d like to say a huge congratulations to all of this year’s winners. The standard of submissions gets higher every year and it’s great to see the focus on innovation being shown across the whole industry.”

To view the full list of shortlisters and winners, please visit http://the-appsters.com/ or follow Appsters and Apps World on twitter @the_appsters @Apps_World to keep up to date with the latest news.

To view the photos from last night’s ceremony, please visit http://we.tl/HHVLQudYn8

About Apps World
Apps World London is our flagship world show, now in its 7th year. The show provides a platform for 2 days of intense discussion, debate and networking about the future of multi-platform apps.

To learn more visit http://europe.apps-world.net/ or contact Amy Donnelly, amy.donnelly@apps-world.net.

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Appsters Awards 2015 Announces Finalists

London, 14 October 2015Appsters Awards 2015, which takes place at Apps World London 2015 on 18th November 2015, has exclusively announced the Awards Shortlist to celebrate excellence for those who are pioneering innovation within the multi-platform app industry.

The Appsters awards, which has eleven categories and are free to enter, bring together the experts responsible for driving innovation within the app industry. Taking place during the Apps World event at the ExCel in London, the awards will be judged by a selection of company founders, directors and content specialists from various brands across the world.

This year’s judges, which include Jonathan Reichental PhD – Chief Information Officer at The Internet of Things and Michele Scarano who is the Senior Brand Content Developer at The North Face, had an incredibly hard task of narrowing down the 2015 entries into the shortlist. All 32 judges were inundated with applicants from over 250 companies and the official shortlist can be found on the Appsters website http://the-appsters.com/.

Laurence Coldicott, Head of Production at Apps World said, “We have been hugely impressed by the quality of the submissions for the Appsters this year. The innovation being shown in the industry grows year on year. We have seen a lot of home grown UK talent coming through the ranks but similarly have embraced innovation coming from abroad. Good luck to everyone who entered!”

2015 categories include

  • Best Consumer App
  • Best Enterprise App
  • Appster Champion 2015
  • Tech star of the industry
  • Best App Developer
  • Best Innovative App
  • Best Fintech App
  • Best use of Technology App
  • Best Entertainment App
  • Best IoT Development 2015
  • Most inspiring Woman in Tech

To view the full shortlist, please visit http://the-appsters.com/shortlist/ or follow Appsters on twitter @the_appsters to keep up to date with the latest news.

The Appsters will take place after the Apps World event on the 18th November, at the Fox @ ExCeL. To get your pass for both the Appsters awards and the whole Apps World event, visit http://europe.apps-world.net/

About Apps World
Apps World London is our flagship world show, now in its 7th year. The show provides a platform for 2 days of intense discussion, debate and networking about the future of multi-platform apps.

To learn more visit http://europe.apps-world.net/ or contact Amy Donnelly, amy.donnelly@apps-world.net.

 

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Trianz DataVision+ Named the ‘Testing Tool of the Year’ at the ‘India Testing Awards 2015’

Trianz enables business and technology leaders in the formulation and execution of operational strategies. Trianz practices such as Business Digitization, Analytics & Information Management, Cloud Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Infrastructure Management and Enterprise Mobility help leaders in various business operations and their IT counterparts leverage technology paradigms to transform their organizational capabilities. The QA and Testing Services Practice at Trianz offers a wide range of independent verification and validation services to clients. The emphasis is on Business Outcome Assurance rather than just limiting to a set of project-specific metrics.

India Testing Awards recognizes those organizations and practitioners that have stepped away from legacy tools and processes to create testing programs that define the future of IT software development, services and support. UNICOM, a global training company, is the primary organizer, and KPMG has moderated the event and lead the jury. The awards assessment was done considering the aspects of measurable impact on business objectives, testing methods used, innovative tools and techniques, and customer centricity. Prominent winners in other categories include Capgemini, Tech Mahindra, Manhattan Associates, Wipro, ISRO and others.

The award-winning tool, Trianz DataVision+, significantly simplifies the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) verification process and delivers actionable results at the click of a button. Dynamic business shifts are requiring enterprises to deal with large heterogeneous data, and it is essential to ensure the accuracy of this data. The accuracy can be achieved with strong verification and validation of the EDW, which is very tedious, complex, and error-prone activity. To address these challenges, based on its experience and passion towards quality, the Trianz team has envisioned and built DataVision+. Trianz DataVision+ essentially automates data verification between the source table and the target table. Usage of Trianz DataVision+ on various projects has shown a reduction in design and execution time to the tune of 60% to 80%; which is achieved by near 100% accuracy in data verification.

Speaking on the occasion, Sambuddha Deb, Head of IT Services at Trianz, said, “What started as an idea to deliver measurable business impact to our clients has now taken shape into an award-winning and valuable data analysis platform for conventional and big-data initiatives – we are indeed very happy, and would like to express our appreciation to UNICOM, the organizers, the jury and all the sponsors of the event.”

Murugavel Rajamanoharan, QA & Testing Services Practice head at Trianz, expressed, “Delivering client-centric innovation has always been a key driver for us. The testing practice team at Trianz has consistently focused on achieving this through various initiatives. Our practice and its leaders played a key role, and I commend them. I would also like to thank several clients who helped in conceptualization and brainstorming as well as piloting the platform. We look forward to more such success.”

Nitesh Naveen, Founder and CEO of UNICOM Learning, commented, “We received an overwhelming response for the prestigious India Testing Awards 2015, and I congratulate Trianz for a resounding win. I thank KPMG for moderating the awards and also thank all the jury members for their thorough evaluation while adhering to the highest quality and integrity standards.”

About India Testing Awards

For more details on UNICOM and the India Testing Awards, please visithttp://www.nextgentesting.org/bangalore/2015/India_testing_awards.

 

Source: PTI

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LDRA Receives VDC Research Embeddy Award at ESC Silicon Valley

LDRA, the leader in standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, today announced that Version 9.5 of its LDRA tool suite has received the VDC Research Embeddy Award at ESC Silicon Valley. The award was presented during the conference’s ACE Awards ceremony to the company whose product announcement at the show is considered to contribute the most significant news for the embedded systems industry.

LDRA focuses on helping customers in safety- and security-critical markets such as avionics, automotive, rail, medical, and industrial systems where software failure can result in physical harm or death. In these markets, companies rely increasingly on software to provide additional functionality and adaptability, which has expanded code complexity and boosted code size to millions of lines. The increase in complexity and code size, along with demands to rush to market and immature software practices, has led to software failures that have resulted in recalls, litigation, physical harm, and even death.

For more than 40 years, LDRA has specialized in functional safety, helping companies create software that is safe and secure. LDRA tools provide both process and technology that automates the analysis and verification of software, shortening the path to and reducing the cost of certification even under the most rigorous software safety and security standards.

At ESC, LDRA spoke of its long-standing focus on functional safety and security and unique enabling technologies that help silicon and RTOS partners, as well as customers, produce high-assurance applications. LDRA Version 9.5 provides updates that further automate manual processes and provide easy-to-use visibility into the relationships among software artifacts at all stages of the software development life cycle from requirements through verification. Version 9.5 increases scalability, enabling development and verification data to be shared across global organizations. Furthermore, Version 9.5 simplifies the process of addressing the dependency requirements of Linux platform development and verification.

“In the 9.5 release, LDRA further extends performance of the LDRA tool suite by improving Linux support and by introducing a clear ‘Uniview’ function to help users visualize software components and development artifacts,” commented André Girard, VDC Research’s Senior Analyst of IoT & Embedded Technologies. “But since advances in functionality are less valuable if the solution is hard to use, we feel advances to both functionality and usability in this release of the LDRA tool suite are particularly important.”

“Certifying systems requires software quality and verification tools that can address the need for increased scalability, process automation, and improved visibility into the relationships among software artifacts,” said Ian Hennell, LDRA Operations Director. “With Version 9.5, we address all of those needs, helping developers save time and make better, more informed decisions.”

The LDRA tool suite offers verification support across the full development life cycle from certification objectives of standards, such as DO-178C, ISO 26262, IEC 61508, EN 50128, and IEC 62304, to requirements, design, code, and testing, both on the host and the target platforms.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to receive Champion of Change award from Obama

WASHINGTON: US president Barack Obama plans to honour Microsoft’s Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella with the Champions of Change award for bringing about change within his company to support working families.

“Microsoft recently announced that over the next year it will make changes to ensure that a wide variety of suppliers that do business with Microsoft in the US provide at least 15 days of paid leave each year to employees who handle Microsoft work,” the White House said as it announced the names of recipients of the Champions of Change Award.

Before being named CEO in February 2014, 47-year-old Nadella held leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer businesses across the company.

Joining Microsoft in 1992, he quickly became known as a leader who could span a breadth of technologies and businesses to transform some of Microsoft’s biggest product offerings.

Originally from Hyderabad, he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.

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Cigniti Organizes ‘Leadership in Quality Engineering (LiQE) 2015’ in Texas, US

Cigniti Technologies, North America’s largest Independent Software Testing Services Company, recently organized the first edition of the Leadership in Quality Engineering (LiQE) event on 19th February, 2015 in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium. The software quality engineering thought leadership event, focused on the challenges and best practices of software testing, has given a one-of-its-kind experience to the audience. The event brought in eminent speakers from leading industry analyst firms, seasoned software quality leaders from fortune 500 companies, test engineering specialists and practitioners with deep technology and domain expertise.

“Being the thought leaders in the QA space, Cigniti has implemented several engineering practices in QA and assured to make LiQE not just a semi-annual event, but a true forum and platform to share quality engineering ideas.”

Theresa Lanowitz, Founder & Principal Analyst, voke, Inc., delivered the event keynote and moderated the panel discussion. Pradeep Govindasamy, CTO, Cigniti Technologies, presented and spoke about the emerging trends in software testing for 2015 and beyond. LiQE’15 attracted CXOs and decision makers in Quality Assurance (QA) / testing space from about 100 companies to discuss, share and address issues that affect software quality, reliability and business, and also provided an excellent opportunity to network with industry peers.

Welcoming the guests to the first edition of LiQE, Sanjay Jupudi, President – Americas at Cigniti, said, “Today, we stand in a world that is driven by software; the CXOs are now heavily reliant on QA organizations for business assurance. QA, however, will be a thing of the past. LiQE is about the transformation of ‘quality assurance’ to ‘quality engineering,’ and about exciting trends, advancements in the engineering space now and for the years to come.”

He further said, “Being the thought leaders in the QA space, Cigniti has implemented several engineering practices in QA and assured to make LiQE not just a semi-annual event, but a true forum and platform to share quality engineering ideas.”

“The way enterprise software is getting delivered has rapidly changed in today’s world. The digital revolution being witnessed around mobile, social, analytics, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) has made it inevitable for CXOs to relook at their software testing strategies. Adopting DevOps and leveraging service virtualization are key enablers to achieve agility. In the LiQE event, we displayed our wide range of software testing services that help organizations accelerate time-to-market, handle increasing compliance requirements and address performance challenges while offering improved ROI. Our best-in-class IP Led testing practice comprising test accelerators, tools, frameworks and highly skilled teams makes software testing predictable, innovative and reliable,” said Pradeep.

Encouraged by the overwhelming response and continuing its endeavor to constantly share the best practices around software quality engineering, Cigniti plans to organize a series of LiQE events across other regions of North America and the globe.

Source: businesswire.com

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