The Technology Association of Georgia, a nonprofit promoting technology in the state, announced its 2013 Excalibur Awards Friday during a special ceremony at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel near Vinings, and most of the honorees were local companies. The event attracted an audience of more than 400 leaders from Georgia’s business and technology community.
The accolades celebrate Georgia companies and organizations that demonstrate the best use of technology, typically developed in-house or provided by a third-party, to solve complex issues and processes that impact their operations.
This year’s award winners were selected in five categories:
o Public/nonprofit: Kennesaw State University – The Cobb County college improved its alumni contributions with a unique integrated web and mobile solution.
o Small companies: AchieveIT – The Buckhead-based company automated its marketing content and sales lead efforts through the unconventional use of an email marketing solution.
o Mid-sized companies: Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead – The dealership used RFID technology to instantly recognize and service their incoming customers as well as give them the “star” treatment by projecting their name on flat screens throughout their facility.
o Large companies: United Parcel Service – The Sandy Springs-based business was honored for its use of expansive fleet telematics and advanced algorithms to gather and calculate countless amounts of data for one of the world’s largest operations research projects.
o Most creative solution: National Monuments Foundation – The foundation, based in Atlantic Station, makes use of interactive environments to build community consensus for its projects.
“We are truly pleased to honor the recipients of the 2013 Excalibur Awards,” said Tino Mantella, the association’s president and CEO. “We believe celebrating these tech-enabled companies and organizations strengthens our message of Georgia’s emerging position as a national leader in technology.”