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Best of Show Awards Contest

Many of our conferences/summits have Best of Show Awards contests.

These awards represent a great opportunity for industry recognition of companies’ products and solutions. These industry recognized awards give winners the opportunity to effectively build their brand and image as an innovative leader in the marketplace. Don’t miss this chance to have your company’s solutions in the public spotlight!

There are four distinct awards to address the wide range of innovation in the marketplace. The first two innovation awards are for an application solution that is either addressing the consumer or the business marketplace. The third award category is designed to recognize patented IP and technology from a company or a new industry standard that is bringing innovation to the marketplace. The fourth award is a customer implementation with a case study showing innovative creativity on how a product/service is being used by a specific end customer. If you are applying for more than one award, please complete separate entries for each. Our emphasis is on innovation and industry leadership. To determine the best category for your product, please consult the descriptions below.

Award Categories (using Flash Memory as an example)

BOS Consumer AppMost Innovative Flash Memory Consumer Application
This Flash Memory Application award category recognizes innovation in how a product or service is being used to solve specific consumer problems. So an exciting new consumer use for your product is really what this category is all about. Examples of consumer applications could include smart phones, music/video players, digital cameras, gaming systems, navigational systems, tablets, netbooks, ultrabooks, mobile computing solutions and other consumer hardware and software products.

BOS Biz AppMost Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application
This Flash Memory Application award category recognizes how a product or service is being used to solve a specific business problem. So an exciting new business use for your product is really what this category is all about. Examples of applications could include commercial applications that apply to all business environments or vertical market applications addressing specific market segments such as video/broadcast, automotive, imaging, military, healthcare, financial and others. Application solutions can address a wide range of business requirements for the traditional data center, desktop and server virtualization environments, public / private / hybrid cloud computing and other IT environments.

BOS TechMost Innovative Flash Memory Technology
The Flash Memory Technology category awards innovations that will change the way flash memory works and is used in products. The recipients of this award will enjoy significant differentiation of their intellectual property and patents from competing technologies in the flash memory industry. Examples of such technological innovations could include technology resulting in record breaking performance, new levels of high availability, ground breaking industry standards, green energy efficiencies, advanced memory management, game changing capacity optimization or other innovative features and capabilities.

BOS ImpMost Innovative Flash Memory Customer Implementation
The Flash Memory Customer Implementation category awards innovation in the implementation of flash memory in a real customer application. This innovative application can be represented by a case study that highlights how a specific customer has solved an important problem by use of a specific product or service. Examples of such flash memory customer implementations could include ROI, Quality of Service, Business Continuity, Security, Data Protection, Virtualization, Cloud, Software Defined Storage, Simplicity of Operations, People Productivity and other benefits that made a difference for the customer. An end user customer case study is required to apply for this award.

Contest Entry Fee

In order to ensure that submitting companies fully participate in the award process there is a $1000 entry fee to submit an application. The contest entry fee is waived for all sponsors and exhibitors of the Flash Memory Summit.
Non-sponsor and non-exhibitor applicants will be invoiced directly after their nominations are received.

Contest Judging

The contest is open to all Flash Memory Summit participants and attendees and will be judged by a panel of experts (whose decision is final).
The following evaluation criteria that will be considered by the judges:

  • Distinctiveness of the application, technology, or product
  • Central use of flash memory as a solution or innovation
  • Technical and business significance to the general marketplace

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Flash Memory Summit during the evening reception in the Exhibit Hall. Winners must be present at the event in order to receive their award.