Placing bets on emerging technologies is tough. You do the analysis, you make a decision and commit based on your belief that a company is going to be disruptive, that it could change the industry and help your business.
That commitment may be your time, your money, your reputation or political capital. That's why we here at Wiliot are grateful that so many of you have placed a bet on what we are doing.
When you make such a commitment it’s gratifying to see when others validate that decision. It’s in that spirit that we share the news that Wiliot was voted ‘best innovation’ by the audience of executives attending the annual CableLabs Summer Conference In Keystone Colorado, a meeting of leaders of cable companies from around the world, with speakers such as Michael Powell the ex-Chairman of the FCC.
Wiliot had strong competition from the seven other finalists in the UpRamp Innovation Showcase which spotlights promising technology companies with offerings relevant to some of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. Congratulations to Aporeto, Aurora Insight, Hippo Health, Immersion Neuroscience, Misty Robotics, Nodin, and Platina Systems.
Our presentation was short. You can watch it below. Our value proposition:
- Wiliot can help field organizations improve operational efficiencies with Real-Time Inventory (RTI) of parts. Tracking and tracing without requiring field engineers to tap or scan
- A better customer experience can be delivered by using customer equipment with Wiliot tags embedded, using auto-identification to assist in installation and troubleshooting and with smart sensing to preemptively detect faults
- That Wiliot can open up revenue opportunities with new services such as the Internet of Finding Things, a carrier-class lost and found service using the many apps and devices that carriers have.
The ideas were relevant to the communications companies in the audience and may be relevant to you too. Have a look and see what you think.
Thanks for your support. This was our pitch...
The final one-minute pitch-off and vote