Project of The Year Award Winners Announced at Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference in Philadelphia : Ajungo Holdings, LLC, WizHive, Peirce College Honored

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Chariot Solutions, host of the annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference (ETE), today announced that Ajungo.com by Ajungo Holdings, LLC, has been selected as the winner of the ETE Conference’s inaugural Project of the Year Award. The website helps users explore the world through the social connections they’ve built online through social media.

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“Chariot is proud to host the Philly ETE and sees the Project of the Year as an extension of our mission at ETE – to celebrate the software development community in Philadelphia,” said Mike Rappaport, CEO of Chariot Solutions.

Chariot Solutions, host of the annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference (ETE), today announced that Ajungo.com by Ajungo Holdings, LLC, has been selected as the winner of the ETE Conference’s inaugural Project of the Year Award. The website helps users explore the world through the social connections they’ve built online through social media. In doing so, the company aims to provide travelers with a more immersive, social and entertaining trip-planning experience. Honorable Mentions went to WizeHive for its self-service contest builder and Peirce College for its Apple and Android Mobile applications. The Project of the Year Award puts a spotlight on innovative software produced in the Philadelphia region during 2011, and to recognize how that software contributed to an organization’s competitive advantage and creative efficiencies.

The winner was announced at the 7th Annual ETE Conference in Philadelphia, which has become the Mid-Atlantic’s go-to conference for developers, architects, and IT executives. Over 500 technology leaders were in attendance discussing the principles, practices, and products that are transforming IT’s ability to drive the success of the enterprise. In practical application, the speakers and panelists at the conference represent the companies that are developing technologies that make enterprises like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Comcast run.

“Chariot is proud to host the Philly ETE and sees the Project of the Year as an extension of our mission at ETE – to celebrate the software development community in Philadelphia,” said Mike Rappaport, CEO of Chariot Solutions. “Chariot knows how important team work and innovation are in the development process. We applaud this year’s inaugural winners.”

The winners were selected by a panel of local technology leaders from various backgrounds including Joe Rafter, VP of Strategic Global Transformation, The Yell Group; Mike Krupit, General Manager, Novotorium; Angelo Valletta, SVP, CIO, Head of Bank Operations, Sun National Bank, and Gerry Halmagyi, Senior Information Systems Executive formerly with ConocoPhillips. TechnicallyPhilly sponsored the award.

Throughout the selection process the projects were judged by how the project transformed company cost savings, business efficiencies, new product launch, or by creating a competitive advantage. At least 60 percent of the team members must work or be based within 50 miles of Philadelphia, and the project must represent effective use of the software development budget to produce results for the business, stakeholders, and employees involved in the project.

“The Philly ETE Conference has been the shining star for technologists in the Mid-Atlantic region since 2007, but 2012 introduces the dawn of a new era with the Project of the Year Award,” said Rafter. “As ETE grows in popularity each year and as Philadelphia gains more recognition as a tech-savvy city, it’s fitting to pay special recognition to new business and technology solutions, born in the Mid Atlantic.”

About Chariot Solutions
Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s top IT consulting firm that specializes in modern web applications development, system integration, and mobile application development using the most innovative software development languages from Java, Ruby on Rails, to some of the most advanced open source technologies. Chariot consultants are some of the top software architects in the country that have deep technical expertise, industry knowledge and a genuine passion for software. Chariot’s consulting team currently holds or have held committer roles at some of the top open source and agile technologies, ensuring Chariot Solutions the optimal partner to outsource your technology from design through development, deployment, integration, support and maintain/operate mission-critical systems for companies from the small startup to the Fortune 500. See more about Chariot Solutions here and the cool technology we are creating for out clients here: http://www.chariotsolutions.com.

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