ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingsland University Founder & CEO John Souza was named the winner of a Stevie® Award in the Innovator of the Year category in the 15th Annual International Business Awards® today, with judges praising his "excellent approach to being prepared for the future of technology" as well as his innovative management.
"It is an honor to be recognized among innovators," said Souza. "Kingsland is enacting critical change in a blockchain's emerging and necessary ecosystem. The community and industry support this award reflects is deeply appreciated."
The International Business Awards are the world's premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - are eligible to submit nominations. The 2018 IBAs received entries from 74 nations and territories.
"This year's Stevie Award winners in the IBAs are the most distinguished group of winners we've had yet," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "We raised the minimum average score from the judges required to qualify as a Stevie winner, so 2018 winners should be especially proud of their achievements."
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 270 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.
"Blockchain provides a means of leveling the playing field, delivering equal opportunity to all regardless of geography or socioeconomic status," judges commented. "It is good to see that how creative and hardworking people invest in the future."
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel in London, England on 20 October.
Kingsland University - School of Blockchain was also recognized with an international Stevie®
Award in the Tech Startup of the Year - Services category.
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About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
SOURCE Kingsland School of Blockchain