CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HeyWire, a leading enterprise text messaging service provider enabling businesses to deliver the future of mobile customer engagement, today announced that it has been named a finalist in the Mobile Technology category for the 2015 Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) Technology Leadership Awards. HeyWire LiveText apps bring two-way business texting to contact centers, sales and service teams, enabling customers to communicate directly with companies in a mobile-first world. Other finalists in this category include Apperian, LogMeIn, Scratch Wireless and Swirl.
MassTLC unveiled the finalists for the 18th annual awards last night during a cocktail reception hosted at the Microsoft NERD Center. Attended by hundreds of executives, technologists, investors, media, analysts and other members of the Massachusetts innovation ecosystem, this year's award nominees represent the best of the region's tech industry in 16 categories. A complete list of finalists appears on the MassTLC site.
"Our congratulations to HeyWire and to all of the 18th annual MassTLC Leadership Awards finalists. Each one is an example of the executive leadership, business acumen and technological innovation fueling Massachusetts' economy and an example of the breadth and depth of talent in our region," said Tom Hopcroft, president and CEO of Mass Technology Leadership Council.
"Today's consumers overwhelmingly prefer to communicate via text rather than voice calling, and this includes texting with the companies they do business with," said Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO of HeyWire. "HeyWire is enabling enterprises to open the missing channel of business texting, letting customers securely text to 1-800 and office phone numbers while separating business from personal texting. It's an honor to be recognized as a MassTLC finalist, as it validates the innovative work we are doing to bring business texting to enterprises worldwide."
Finalists were selected from hundreds of nominations, as judged by panels of executives, investors, analysts, media and thought leaders in each of the 16 categories who participated in the selection process. The pool of finalists will be further narrowed during the coming weeks. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 16, at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. More details, advance registration and sponsorship information are available at http://masstlcawards.org/.
Award categories for the 2015 Technology Leadership Awards include: CEO of the Year, CTO of the Year, Emerging Executive of the Year, Private Company of the Year, Public Company of the Year, Start-up to Watch, Innovative Technology of the Year – Big Data, Innovative Technology of the Year – Cloud, Innovative Technology of the Year – Education Technology, Innovative Technology of the Year – Healthcare and Life Sciences, Innovative Technology of the Year – Internet of Things, Innovative Technology of the Year – Mobile Applications, Innovative Technology of the Year – Mobile Technology, Innovative Technology of the Year – Robotics, Innovative Technology of the Year – Sales & Marketing, Innovative Technology of the Year – Security.
The 2015 Technology Leadership Awards are sponsored by (Platinum) Aericon, Heidrick and Struggles, Invest Hong Kong, Invest Northern Ireland, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Microsoft, PwC, Skyscope, (Gold) Century Link, ChenPR, Cisco, kSquare Law and Raytheon.
HeyWire provides the leading cloud messaging service for businesses that care about their mobile customer experience management – bolstering customer engagement and sales by directly connecting customers to businesses using two-way, conversational texting. The company is a pioneer in bringing texting to toll-free and office phone numbers, and provides award-winning messaging apps spanning contact center agent consoles, mobile devices and the desktop. HeyWire partners with leading providers of customer service solutions, CRM and telephony products to transform customer experience and sales enablement. HeyWire's proven solution delivers over half a billion messages per month through its mobile messaging platform inter-connected to traditional SMS global networks. HeyWire has been recognized with CTIA's 2014 Mobile Cloud Emerging Technology Award, the AlwaysOn Mobile 100, OnCloud Top 100 and Global 100 to Watch Awards, as well as the PwC Promise Award. Visit us at http://www.HeyWire.com.
About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
With more than 550 member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region's leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC's purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at www.masstlc.org
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