Attendees of TechXLR8 Asia, held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on October 3-4 2017, donned their finery for the awards dinner at the end of the first day of the expo. The great and the good of Asia's technology community were present, and the food and drink flowed as the awards were handed out to the recipients.
SK Telecom, South Korea's largest wireless telecoms provider, and KT, South Korea's largest telephone service provider, were the big winners on the night, with SK Telecom winning two awards and KT bagging three. Other winners included Mavenir, a global communications and technology company; Ericsson, the Swedish telecommunications firm; Japanese IoT company Atilze Digital; and SAP, the multinational German software company.
Much networking was had by the attendees over the course of the awards evening. Click images to enlarge.
The winners of the TechXLR8 Asia Awards 2017 are:
Leading Contribution to NFV and SDN -- SK Telecom
Best IoT Deployment -- Atilze Digital
Best IoT Platform -- Soracom DK ApS
Best IoT Connectivity Solution -- Tata Communications Limited
Leadership in IoT -- KT
Lean In Diversity & Inclusion -- SAP
Outstanding Contribution to 5G R&D -- KT
Best Core Network Product -- SK Telecom
Best RAN Network Product -- Ericsson Telecommunications
Best Network Development -- KT
Best Test & Measurement Solution -- Netrounds, in collaboration with Cisco
Best Telecom Service Innovation -- Mavenir
Representatives from Tata Communications and SAP collect their awards. Click images to enlarge.
Meanwhile, over at Project Kairos, TechXLR8's startup-focused area, Marvelmind Robotics took home the big prize, winning the overall pitch-off competition against other strong startups. Marvelmind is a provider of kits and robotic equipment for robotics to be controlled remotely. In the Group 2 category, Industrial IoT company Sensorla was the winner with its Facilities Management platform.
TechXLR8 Asia 2018 will be held from September 18 until September 20 2018 at Marina Bay Sands.