SAN FRANCISCO – 4 September 2015 – Cloud4Wi, which is revolutionizing Guest Wi-Fi, was named winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the “Startup of the Year” category for business products in the 12th Annual International Business Awards, honored for innovation in Guest Wi-Fi.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2015 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Canada on 23 October.
More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Cloud4Wi won in the Best Startup category for business products.
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.
“We are honored to be recognized for the work we are doing to make Guest Wi-Fi a strategic business asset,” said Andrea Calcagno, co-founder and CEO of Cloud4Wi. “Improving customer engagement, better analytics and linking digital consumers to brick-and-mortar stores are essential to success.”
As part of the award selection process, judges provided anonymous comments about entrants. Here is what they said about Cloud4Wi:
• “Smart and successful management.”
• “Good way to build a business model of Wi-Fi.”
• “Great Innovation: industry’s smallest Internet-of-Things Wi-Fi device.”
• “One of the keys to success has been the provision of tools to allow venue managers to view customer analytics and adjust marketing efforts in real-time.”
• “Connection is key and this company understands the need to innovate and meet the needs of clients.”
“The IBAs grow in stature and renown every year, and with that the number and quality of entries increases,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “This year’s judges were treated to more than 3,700 stories of success and achievement around the world. We thank the judges for their time and feedback, and we congratulate the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners whom we’ll celebrate in Toronto in October.”
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
Cloud4Wi is a cloud-based platform that revolutionizes Guest Wi-Fi at retail stores, restaurants, coffee shops and other venues. Using our platform and web applications, businesses can offer improved Guest Wi-Fi that engages with customers in real time to increase customer loyalty and retention. Using Cloud4Wi’s unique presence and location analytics, businesses can build a customized, location-based user journey that includes push marketing and advertising messages.
Powered by a comprehensive SDK and open API, the Cloud4Wi platform enables companies to build web applications that give customers a seamless digital experience. Cloud4Wi bridges digital and brick-and-mortar shopping, creating a powerful Omnichannel platform.
Cloud4Wi provides its award-winning cloud platform to more than 1,000 customers and 15,000 locations in more than 80 countries. Distributed through managed service providers and other partners, major brand customers include Clarks shoes, Ermenegildo Zegna, Armani, Prada, Chili’s, McDonalds, Burger King, Aliansce, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Enforta and Telecom Italia and other leaders in customer engagement and analytics.
Based in San Francisco, Cloud4Wi has offices around the globe, including London, Paris, Milan, Pisa, Singapore and Bogota.
Learn more at cloud4wi.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.