CTIA Announces B!G Idea Award Finalists

2013 winners are the champions and visionaries who are transforming wireless and revealed May 21 at CTIA 2013™

Apr 30, 2013, 13:00 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

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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


To learn more about the finalists, as well as all the entries, visit http://ctiait.ctia.org/bigIdea/2013/public/index.cfm/viewEntries.

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