InterBase – IoTA Internet of things awards Winner 2015

InterBase - IoTA winner 2015

Embarcadero – InterBase
Most Innovative Use of Data

It was with great pleasure that I attended the 2nd Annual IoTA award dinner yesterday, part of the 17th Annual Total Telecom World Communication Awards (WCA).

Hundreds of senior executives gathered at the iconic Wembley Stadium to see the winners named. An incredible C-Level audience represented the communications industry from across the globe, with representatives from every continent attended.

The awards, (one for which InterBase was a finalist), were sponsored by leading players from the Telco industry, including ADVA, AsiaInfo, CITIC Telecom CPC, IDT Telecom, PCCW Global, Tata Communications, TeliaSonera International Carrier and Vodafone.

Left to right: Adam Oliver, (CEO, Institute of Telecom Professionals); Marc Brunel-Walker, (Director of International Marketing, Embarcadero), Stephen Ball (InterBase Product Manager – Embarcadero), Scott Mills (Radio 1 DJ and host)

As you can see from the photo above, InterBase beat off the competition to win “most innovative use of data” in part thanks to the patent pending technology “Change Views” that we developed and brought to market back in December 2014 with InterBase XE7.

InterBase, the home of Change Views.

Change Views is dramatically changing the way data is moved to and from mobile and the edge of IoT by allowing developers to easily identify delta’s; By retrieving only the deltas, it enables network traffic and cost to be slashed, ensuring a much richer end user experience.  Additionally the enhanced granular encryption and role based security model offered by InterBase enables true enterprise data best practice to exist everywhere through the development life cycle.

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Thank you’s

There was no chance on the night to do a speech and offer our thanks so I’ve decided to decant it here. Firstly I want to thank all the InterBase users out there for your loyal support and amazing stories you share with us. This go a long way to helping InterBase win such amazing awards.

I want to thank Jason Vokes, John Thomas, Marco Cantú, James Pitts and Michael Swindell for their support and guidance when we initially dreamt up Change Views and needed a plan to bring it from development through to market. Marc Brunel-Walker for helping with the award submission. Dmitry Arefiev for his amazing FireDAC integration helping developers get to the technology faster, and similarly Jeff Overcash for IBX; My wife Charlotte for all her amazing support; But most importantly today to my InterBase team, especially Charlie Caro and Sriram Balasubramanian, with whom I spent 3 long, but fun days in 2014 planning and discussing use cases and scenarios as we set off to give birth to this amazing technology.

Finally a big thank you to Rob Chambers and his team at Total Telecom for a wonderful memorable evening; It is by far the best awards event I have been to in my 4 years at Embarcadero, and I hope we get the chance to attend (and hopefully win another award) next year.