SAN FRANCISCO – April 14, 2016 – Cloud4Wi, provider of the industry’s leading services platform for advanced guest Wi-Fi, today announced that it has been named a winner in the Enterprise App/Service category at the San Francisco Business Times’ 2016 Tech & Innovation Awards.
The award winners will be honored in a special publication inserted into the Business Times on May 27, 2016 and at an awards gala on May 24, 2016 at the Westin St Francis in San Francisco. Twenty-five winners have been named. The categories included accelerators/incubators, advertising tech, enterprise app/service, cyber security, fintech, hardware, health/fitness app/service, mobile app, startup and education tech. The complete list of winners is available here.
Cloud4Wi recently announced a major boost for in-store mobile customer engagement using existing Wi-Fi networks. Its new Volare™ services platform for advanced guest Wi-Fi enables retail chains, restaurant chains, and shopping malls to grow their brands. Leveraging their existing guest Wi-Fi, businesses can get customers connected while gathering insightful metrics revealing who their customers are and engaging them in ways that were never before possible.
“Volare represents a significant step forward for businesses building their branded in-store mobile experience,” said Andrea Calcagno, Cloud4Wi CEO and co-founder. “This award recognizes Volare’s substantial new customer engagement capabilities, improved management tools, and other new features that make it easier for IT and marketing to manage business and operational requirements.”
The Business Times received more than 300 nominations across the 11 categories for the prestigious award. Winners were selected by a panel of judges made up of past Tech & Innovation award winners, leaders in Bay Area technology innovation and San Francisco Business Times’ editorial team. Judges looked for companies that were revolutionizing their space, experiencing significant growth as well as how well they stood out against companies in the same space.
“Our region is renowned as a hub for innovation and as an ecosystem that fosters growth companies, said Mary Huss, Publisher of the San Francisco Business Times. Cloud4Wi, along with all of the Tech & Innovation award winners deserve special recognition because they fuel our regional economy.”
Cloud4Wi offers Volare, the industry’s leading services platform for advanced guest Wi-Fi. With Volare, large retail chains, restaurant chains, and shopping malls build their brands by leveraging their existing Wi-Fi networks to provide superior on-site mobile experiences, while gaining valuable customer insights. Volare’s open, cloud-based platform is distributed through channel partners and connects more than 45 million mobile users across 15,000 locations in more than 80 countries. Customers include Aliansce, Armani, Bulgari, Burger King, Clarks Shoes, Ermenegildo Zegna, Prada, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Enforta, and Telecom Italia. The company is based in San Francisco, and has offices in London, Paris, Milan, Pisa and Manila.
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