Please see below a press release issued on behalf of ESTnet, the network representing electronics and software technologies sector in Wales. The ESTnet awards celebrate the innovation that exists in Wales and recognises the contribution that the technology sector makes to the Welsh economy.
Vizolution, has been revealed as one of three finalists for the Innovative Software of the Year category at this year’s ESTnet Awards, for the development of its vScreen product.
vScreen is an innovative and unique screen sharing technology. It enables call centre staff and advisers to conduct a virtual face to face meeting remotely providing a visual element to what otherwise would be just a verbal call. Any authorised documents can now be shared with a customer over an encrypted secure internet connection.
In just its first year since launch vScreen is now being used by 3 of the top 5 UK lenders.
CEO of Vizolution, Bill Safran, attributes its commercial success in part to support from Finance Wales, one of the largest regional SME investment companies. Because of this support, in a series of pilots with major UK financial services companies Vizolution not only established ‘proof of concept’ but demonstrated tangible benefits in terms of increased sales conversions and customer experience.
He comments: “It is a huge honour for the company and we are delighted to have made the shortlist amongst such stiff competition. We’ve enjoyed some remarkable success since the launch of vScreen and believe that having this acknowledged by a prestigious award is well-deserved recognition of the skills and efforts of our Chief Technical Officer Huw Rees and his team in the Baglan Bay Innovation Centre in Port Talbot.”
Ian Menzies, Chair of the ESTnet, the network representing electronics and software technologies sector in Wales said: “There is a wealth of talent in the industry in Wales and we have a great opportunity with the ESTnet awards programme to raise the profile of the sector and celebrate its achievements.
“It is clear from the shortlisted companies that Wales is leading the way in many specialist high-tech fields and Vizolution is a perfect example of this.”
The award categories for the ESTnet Awards include: Company of the Year, SME of the Year, Start-up of the Year, Innovative Product, Innovative Software Package, Exporter of the Year, Supplier of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year. The award ceremony will be held on 27th March at the Swalec Stadium.
The ESTnet awards 2014 are supported by SPTS, Sony UK Technology Centre, Axiom Manufacturing Services, IQE, Coleg y Cymoedd, Electronic Motion Systems, HPC Wales, eIP, Harding Evans, Deloitte, Routability, EBVElektronik, Media Wales, and Software Alliance Wales.
The ESTnet has established itself as a high value network, providing the voice of the industry for the industry. It promotes the electronic and software technology solutions designed, developed, manufactured and integrated in Wales. These technologies are vital to economic success and underpin many of today’s markets. It exists to give its members, an environment where they can grow, create opportunities for strong business relationships to encourage trade, exchange knowledge, nurture talent and innovate.
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Notes to editors:
Created in 2011, the ESTnet has established itself as a high value network, providing a voice for the industry. It promotes organisations in Wales within the electronics and software technologies industry that design, develop, manufacture and integrate products and services that are vital to economic success and underpin many of today’s markets.
The ESTnet board of directors includes:
- Alan Davies – Country Manager, Cassidian
- Avril Lewis – Managing Director, ESTnet
- Chris Meadows – Communication Director, IQE
- Christian Coates – Managing Director, Method 4 Ltd
- David Davies – Managing Director, Axiom Manufacturing Services
- Ian Menzies – Senior Capabilities Director, General Dynamics (chair)
- Idris Price – North Wales Director, ESTnet
- Richard Rees – CFO, SPTS
- Rob Wilson – General Manager Sony UK Tec Centre
- Rolf Dahlmanns – Managing Director, Electronic Motion System