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Congrats to the Digital Accelerator Awards Winners!

Oct 14, 2015

We just crowned the Top Digital Accelerator for 2015—it’s Vodafone!

During last night’s awards ceremony, held at San Jose’s Tech Museum of Innovation during our I Love APIs 2015 conference, Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor recognized Vodafone as a marquee example of a successful digital initiative that moved through the project to program to platform transformation.

“Vodafone has demonstrated a commitment to meeting and exceeding the changing customer needs by providing real-time, multi-channel customer updates, improving machine-to-machine-communication, and introducing innovative new services through its successful partner pogram,” Chet said.

We also revealed the winners in the rest of the Digital Accelerator Award categories:

Top Digital Visionary – Charlotte Yarkoni, president, Telstra Software Group

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 xperience, McDonald’s Corp.

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

Telecom: Vodafone

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.

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