LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA–The Wireless Association® today announced the winners for its annual B!G Idea Awards at CTIA 2013™ at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. The awards honor the mobile champions and visionaries who are transforming the mobile ecosystem and this year recognize the individuals who are driving global mobile innovation.
Members of the wireless industry participated in the process, voting online for their favorite B!G Idea contenders. With the votes officially tallied, the winners were announced by Sascha Segan, Lead Mobile Analyst for PCMag.com.
By category, the 2013 B!G Idea Awards winners are:
The Mobile Visionary for Vision, Strategy & Business Acumen was awarded toWayne Irving II, CEO & Chairman, Monster Offers.
The Ingenious Innovator for Product & Service Innovation, R&D was awarded toRip Gerber, President & CEO, Locaid.
The Commerce & Retail Commander for Commerce, Retail & Distribution was awarded to Steve Abernethy, President & CEO, SquareTrade.
The Mobile Guardian for Enterprise IT & Security was awarded to Chris Hill, Senior Vice President, Advanced Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions, AT&T.
About CTIA Shows CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. CTIA 2013™ takes place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas and MobileCON™ 2013 takes place Oct. 16-18, 2013 at the San Jose Convention Center in Silicon Valley. Visit www.ctiashows.com.
About CTIA CTIA–The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.