SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — I Love APIs 2015 — Apigee® (NASDAQ:APIC), developer of an intelligent API platform, today announced the winners in the 2015 Digital Accelerator Awards, a global awards program recognizing innovative individuals and organizations accelerating and transforming businesses with APIs.
The winners were revealed last night at San Jose’s Tech Museum of Innovation during the “I love APIs” conference (follow on Twitter using #Iloveapis).
“Successful digital businesses are not only deploying new API technology, they are embracing a digital culture of continued innovation and agility,” said Chet Kapoor Apigee CEO. “The winners of this year’s Digital Accelerator awards are marquee examples of businesses across industries that are prioritizing digital to create new value for customer, partners and employees. Congratulations to all the Digital Accelerator award winners!”
The 2015 Top Digital Accelerator – Vodafone
Vodafone has been named the Top Digital Accelerator for 2015. This is the program’s top award, recognizing the company that best exemplifies impactful digital transformation over the past 12 months.
Top Digital Visionary – Charlotte Yarkoni, President, Telstra
This category recognizes a business leader who has had positive change on his/her organization by leading enterprise innovation and demonstrating a vision for transforming digital assets into new value for customers, partners and/or employees using APIs and data.
Top Digital Pioneer: Brad Jaehn, Vice President of Global Digital Experience, McDonald’s Corporation
This category recognizes an individual who has demonstrated pioneering efforts to build successful digital programs in his/her respective industry.
Top API Innovator: Frank Fitzlaff, Head of API program, Swisscom AG
This category recognizes a technology leader who has driven the implementation of his/her company’s API program by embracing innovation, building an effective team, and executing the company’s digital strategy.
Top API Evangelist: Matthew Newton: Enterprise Architect, glh Hotels
This category recognizes a technology trailblazer who has been evangelizing the creation and management of APIs to enable innovation and to drive digital acceleration.
Best API Program: Thomson Reuters
The Best API Program award recognizes an organization with an outstanding API program that exemplifies innovation in strategy, design, developer experience and support.
Best Data Analytics for Digital Business: Morningstar, Inc.
This category recognizes an organization that has driven the use of data analytics in their digital programs to provide new visibility and insight into their digital ecosystems, customers and/or business.
Top API for the Internet of Things (IOT): CentraLite Systems
This award recognizes an organization that best demonstrates ground-breaking innovation in creating a new experience or reinventing an existing experience by digitally enabling “things” such as wearables and other everyday devices.
Best Developer Experience: AOL/MapQuest
This category recognizes an organization with an outstanding developer program. The winning program best represents excellence at enabling developer success, providing the right incentives to attract developers and encourage adoption; offering support and tools; and inviting interaction and feedback.
Digital Business Excellence
Retail: Magazine Luiza
Finance: Silicon Valley Bank
Healthcare: Humana Inc.
Winners in this category represent companies in four industry verticals that best exemplify successful digital transformations. The winners’ programs represent well-implemented digital strategies designed to enable benefits such as business agility, reduced time-to-market, and enhanced customer satisfaction.
Apigee® (NASDAQ:APIC) provides an intelligent API platform for digital business. Many of the world’s largest organizations select Apigee to enable their digital business, including 23 of the Fortune 100, six of the top 10 Global 2000 retail companies, and five of the top 10 global telecommunications companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, Burberry, Morningstar, Live Nation, and First Data. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has over 400 employees worldwide.
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