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Trunomi, Jobber.bm and LookBermuda claim TechAwards honours

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Trunomi — a pioneering company that has developed an online personal identity protection tool for the financial services industry — won top honours in the International Innovation of the Year category in the 2014 TechAwards.

There was a tie for Local Innovation of the Year between LookBermuda's live streaming technology for the Nonsuch Island CahowCam, and the employment match-making website, Jobber.bm.

The Technology Innovation Awards (TechAwards), which have been an annual fixture since 2006, are run by the Ministry Education and Economic Development.

Stuart Lacey, founder and CEO of Trunomi, said: “We are honoured to be recognised for our technology achievements, especially in the very early stages of our company.

“To be associated with such a prestigious award, one that works to promote Bermuda as a truly global, innovative and sophisticated technology and e-business hub, is quite an accomplishment.

“Bermuda is a fantastic location to innovate and be an entrepreneur. Top notch developers, leading edge IT infrastructure, sources of capital, and phenomenal corporate and jurisdictional governance are all well-established and readily available right on the Island.”

Citing the attributes of the Local Innovation winners, the judges noted the creative use of technology developed by Jean-Pierre Rouja. The infrared ‘CahowCam,' was for the first time ever being streamed live 24/7 on the Nonsuch Island website powered by solar collectors.

Remarkably, there was a dead heat finish with co-winner Jobber.bm, the island's new interactive job market where one can either post jobs or look for casual jobs on the Island. Website founder Stafford Lowe noted the site's remarkable growth since its launch in April. More than 1,300 members have successfully listed over 300 jobs which, upon completion, generated over $40,000 in revenue for the contractors.

The Most Innovative Mobile Application Award was won by Gorham's for their iOS mobile apps developed in-house by Rod Farrington. These apps allow the retailer to integrate multiple platforms, devices & data files into one focused mobile price-checking and inventory control platform.

The Most Innovative Youth Programme was judged to be BIOS's HSBC Explorer Programme which trains M2 teachers to mentor their classes as they build underwater drone vehicles. The participating classes will take part in a competition at the National Stadium pool, which is scheduled for March 2015.

The People's Choice TechAward went to Five Star Home Delivery, which rallied its customer base to capture this contest which was run on Facebook. This year, the People's Choice TechAward garnered thousands of views and votes.

The TechAwards are designed to recognise notable achievements in information technology in Bermuda and to motivate and encourage the development of the sector through academic, industrial and charitable pursuits.

The judges also recognised the second-place finishers in the Youth category: St David's Primary School's P2 iPad class. Headteacher Thompson accepted the Certificate on behalf of Mr Richardson for this programme.

Bermudian software developer David Zuill was given a second-place certificate for his Bermuda Radar mobile app, which utilises data from the Bermuda Weather Service, including imagery from the airports' Doppler radar installation.

Cahoot.bm came in second in the Local Market category. It is a new e-commerce service which was developed by Courtney Daniels-Bushner, and which allows business owners to create online storefronts.

The runner-up in the International Market category was PartnerRe's PartnerResearch App.

Last but not least, Andrew Beek's website BermudaToday.com, which consolidates and lists the latest news and events on the Island, was runner-up in the People's Choice poll.

Now in their seventh year, the TechAwards were created by the Bermuda Department of e-commerce. Education and Economic Development Minister Grant Gibbons said: “I congratulate all of the winners and finalists. Their level of creativity is impressive. This year's awards clearly demonstrate yet again Bermuda's strengths in the technology field both locally and internationally, and help to showcase our Island as a great testing ground and launch pad for innovation.”

TechAwards triumph: Pictured are (seated, from left) Maryem Biadillah, Department of Ecommerce; Georgia Wilson, Gorham's; William Francis, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development; Kaitlin Baird, BIOS; Valach Pearman, Five Star Home Delivery; and Nancy Volesky, Director, Department of Ecommerce. Standing are (from left) Henry Durham, Gorham's; Stafford Lowe, Jobber.bm; Jamillah Lodge, BEDC; BIOS Explorer Student; Aaron Smith, Chair, ECAB; Stuart Lacey, Trunomi; Marisa Stones, Department of Ecommerce; Jean-Pierre Rouja, LookBermuda; Joe Mahoney, Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative; and Isaiah Pearman, Five Star Home Delivery.
Stuart Lacey: Founder and CEO of tech start-up Trunomi (Photo by Mark Tatem)
Satfford Lowe's award-winning Jobbers.bm website, displayed on an iPhone (Photo by Akil Simmons)

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Published December 11, 2014 at 5:46 pm (Updated December 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm)

Trunomi, Jobber.bm and LookBermuda claim TechAwards honours

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