Logos Bible Software 3 has been selected as one of threestatewide finalists for Consumer Product of the Year, alongside Farecast.com—one of the hottest new travel websites of 2006—and WhitePages.com Mobile.
In the state that is home to Microsoft, RealNetworks and a host of other innovative tech companies, it’s a real honor to be recognized in this way.
We’ll find out whether we won top honors March 21 at the WSA Industry Achievement Award event in Seattle. The theme this year is Heroes of Innovation, hence the cool superhero graphics.
This annual industry award is sponsored by WSA, the largest technology trade association in Washington State. I’m super excited that Logos is a finalist for this award. Not only for the recognition of Logos Bible Software 3 as an innovative and technically excellent product, but also because at the awards ceremony 1,000 leaders from the technology industry in Washington State will hear about Logos Bible Software.
Microsoft is a major sponsor of the event, along with the region’s widely-read business publication,Puget Sound Business Journal. The keynote speaker for the event will be Robbie Bach, President, Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft Corporation.
Here’s what the Consumer Product of the Year application listed as criteria for this award:
The successful applicant will demonstrate technical innovation, consumer adoption, intuitiveness, value to consumers, staying power and general distinction of the applicant’s product in the consumer marketplace.
Past winners in this category include household names such as WhitePages.com, Expedia, and RealPlayer.
This is great recognition for Logos—both the company and the product!
The Hero List
The WSA press release and site don’t provide links to the companies and products that are nominated for the various industry achievement awards, but I was curious about who else made it and googled them to find out.
The wide range of technologies and applicationsnominated providesa glimpse into the innovation going on in Washington State. It also drives home to me the value of having a product name that describes the product!
Breakthrough Technology of the Year
- BioPassword Internet Edition
- Inrix Smart Dust Network
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – The Morning Report
Business Product of the Year
- Attenex® Patterns® E- Discovery Software
- Tableau Professional v2.0
- Twisted Pair Solutions – WAVE Technology Version 2.0 and Associated SDK
Consumer Product of the Year
Service Provider of the Year
Technology Innovator of the Year
- Chris Diorio, Ph.D., Chairman and CTO, Impinj, Inc.
- Rob Gilde, Vice President of Product Development, Lockdown Networks®
- Bryan Mistele, President & CEO, Inrix
Best Use of Technology in the Government or Nonprofit
- OPSCAN Olympic Public Safety Communications Alliance Network – WAVE Technology
- PTSO of Washington – Physician Practice Management and Electronic Medical Records
- Tacoma Goodwill Online Sales