Final year I had the very good fortune to serve as a judge for T-Mobile’s inaugural Unconventional Awards at the GSMA Mobile Planet Congress (MWC) Las Vegas. The former CTIA occasion has lengthy suffered an identity crisis, but its move from Los Angeles has lastly breathed new life into the occasion. T-Mobile, in an work to raise visibility for its company solutions, rolled the dice (pun intended!) in Las Vegas in 2022 to make an award ceremony to commemorate the revolutionary use of connectivity options across industries and educational institutions.
I liken the occasion to American Idol meets Shark Tank—but without the need of the snark. This year, I’ll be joining the very same panel of judges to celebrate unconventional pondering with a category twist. I would like to share the specifics, so let’s dive in.
Joining me once again this year for the Unconventional Awards are a Who’s Who of believed leaders. Apart from me—a globally recognized market analyst who manages the networking and safety practices for Moor Insights & Strategy—the panel involves:
For 2023, the Unconventional Awards encompasses 4 innovation categories, with winners awarded an quantity of cash for charitable donation. The nomination method kicked off on May perhaps 1st and will extend to the finish of July. You can study a lot more by going to the official nomination web site.
The very first category is Consumer Practical experience, which aims to recognize providers that strive to greater serve prospects and provide on a brand knowledge or guarantee. The second is Employee Enablement, which spotlights trailblazers for acquiring new and unconventional methods to bring out the finest in their internal teams. The third is Business, which lauds pioneers that facilitate innovation inside industries by difficult the status quo. The fourth category, new for this year, is Neighborhood, which heralds disruptors in government, education and public security that allow innovation inside their respective organizations.
I definitely like the addition of the fourth category this year to round out our coverage and, a lot more importantly, recognize the teachers and very first responders who are so essential to the fabric of our communities.
I am searching forward to attending MWC Las Vegas in the fall, and in particular to the chance to participate once again in the T-Mobile for Enterprise Unconventional Awards. The system is an revolutionary way to recognize leaders across public and private institutions and highlight their revolutionary use of connectivity.
By my estimation, we are about midway by means of the 5G era, with lots of mobile network operators however to deploy 5G Standalone that promises to unlock the technology’s correct prospective. T-Mobile has been the very first to attain that 5G milestone, and it will be intriguing to see what unfolds each at its upcoming award ceremony and for the telecommunications market at substantial.
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