Is Named a 2015 Gold Edison Award Winner

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The Edison Awards, celebrating 28 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that was voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the April 23rd event at The Capitale in New York City. Dr. Kevin Montgomery joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2015 Edison Award winners.

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

“Our judges recognized as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

One of the evening’s many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to Clayton M. Christensen, noted innovator, Kim B. Clark Professor of Harvard Business School, and founder of Innosight. Also honored with an Edison Achievement Award was Robert A. Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors. The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.

In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the "Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products. is an open global online community of people, working together and sharing resources, expertise and enthusiasm, empowered with advanced technologies including collaboration and visualization tools, and all the world’s geospatial data at your fingertips- real-time sensor data, GIS and database information, news/RSS and social media, and satellite and aerial imagery. It currently hosts over 2.5M layers, estimated at over 5PB of data, with the easy ability for users to upload and share their own data with those they wish. is Big Data leveraging a worldwide cloud computing infrastructure, with crowdsourced data acquisition and quality, and advanced visualization and collaboration tools- everything people need to work together in one place to empower them to achieve Great Things. 866-744-6635

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About the Edison Awards™ The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit

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