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Hitachi Vantara wins breakthrough Internet of Things award

16 Jan 2018

IoT Breakthrough is an independent entity focused on helping the best Internet of Things (IoT) products ‘break through’ the crowded IoT industry.

The program recently released its extensive list of winners across an expansive range of cateogories, covering everything in the IoT space from connect homes, industrial IoT innovation, IoT sensors, and M2M cellular service providers to the IoT CEO of the year. 

“Our congratulations to all of the winners of the IoT Breakthrough Awards this week,” comments James Johnson, IoT Breakthrough’s managing director. 

“From a remarkably strong field of more than 2,000 entrants, ranging from startups to technology industry titans, it is truly an outstanding achievement to have been selected by our esteemed judging panel.”

One of the event’s winners was Hitachi Vantara. The subsidiary of Hitachi took home the 2018 IoT Innovation award for Enterprise Solution of the Year. 

The company received the award for its Hitachi Lumada IoT Platform, which, according to Johnson, “provides a comprehensive solution that helps enterprises address the challenge of managing and analysing IoT data and their connected assets.”

Johnson adds, “We are thrilled to recognize the success of Hitachi’s efforts with the 2018 IoT Breakthrough Award for Enterprise IoT Solution of the Year."

Lumada aims to help enterprise and industrial customers blend human, machine and IT data to gain a 360-degree view of their operations and connected assets. The goal is to support more intelligent decision-making to improve business outcomes. 

The solution can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid cloud environments. 

Hitachi Vantara’s chief product and strategy officer, Brad Surak, adds, "Hitachi is honored to be recognised by IoT Breakthrough with the IoT Innovation Award for Enterprise Solution of the Year and we congratulate our fellow winners.” 

"The many breakthrough capabilities of the Lumada platform wouldn’t be possible without the learnings and insights gained in co-creating IoT solutions with our customers.”

Surak concludes, “They are the true trailblazers of the IoT era and we are privileged to be partnering with them to develop data-driven solutions that are changing the way their businesses – and the world – works."

Here is a complete list of award winners: 

Connected Home Categories

Product of the Year: Amazon Echo
Company of the Year: August Home
Speaker Product of the Year: Musaic
Speaker Company of the Year: Sonos
Smart Appliance Product of the Year: iRobot
Smart Appliance Company of the Year: Samsung
Security Product of the Year: Canary
Security Company of the Year: MONI Smart Security
Automation System of the Year: NuBryte
Automation Company of the Year: XFINITY Home
Heating and Cooling Product of the Year: Nest
Lighting Product of the Year: TP-Link
Lighting Company of the Year: Philips Lighting
Lighting Innovation of the Year: Lutron
Outdoor Product of the Year: Rachio
Security Camera Product of the Year: D-Link
Security Camera Company of the Year: Ring
Voice Activated Assist Product of the Year: Nuance Communications
Innovation of the Year: Hayo
Intercom System of the Year: Nucleus

Industrial and Enterprise IoT Categories

Industrial IoT Company of the Year: PTC
Industrial IoT Solution of the Year: Kepware
Industrial IoT Innovation of the Year: Vigilent
Emerging Industrial IoT Company of the Year: Augury
IoT Enterprise App Development Platform of the Year:
IoT Emerging Company of the Year for the Enterprise Market: Mesh Systems
IoT Enablement Company of the Year for the Enterprise Market: Flexera Software
IoT Enterprise Software Company of the Year: ClearBlade
IoT Enterprise Security Company of the Year: Arxan Technologies
IoT Enterprise Security Platform of the Year: CENTRI Technologies
IoT Enterprise Security Product of the Year: DigiCert
IoT Enterprise Security Innovation of the Year: ThreatSTOP
IoT Semiconductor Product of the Year: Renesas
IoT Semiconductor Company of the Year: Micron
IoT Sensor Company of the Year: SENSORO
IoT Components Solution Provider of the Year: Rigado

M2M Categories

M2M Cellular Service Provider of the Year: Tele2 IoT
M2M Embedded Hardware Company of the Year: NuCurrent
M2M Innovative Solution of the Year: Numerex
M2M Network Equipment Company of the Year: Microsemi
M2M Satellite Service Provider of the Year: OBRCOMM

Partner and Leadership Categories

Global IoT Platform of the Year: Xively by LogMeIn
IoT Alliance of the Year: KORE
IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year: Dell
IoT Connected Retail Application of the Year: Motionloft
IoT CEO of the Year: Ginni Rometty, IBM
Global IoT Innovation Vendor of the Year: Cradlepoint
Global IoT Cloud Company of the Year: Cisco

Connected Car Categories

Platform of the Year: HARMAN LIVS
 Product of the Year: Movimento Group
Insurance Telematics Company of the Year: Octo
Innovation of the Year: LISNR
Accessory Product of the Year: ZUS

Wearables and Consumer IoT Categories

IoT Wearable Device of the Year: Revolar
IoT Wearable Innovation Vendor of the Year: InvenSense, Coursa Sports
IoT Emerging Company of the Year for the Consumer Market: Tile
IoT Innovation Consumer Product of the Year: ROLI Blocks
Smart Bluetooth Tracker Product of the Year: TrackR

Health & Wellness Categories

Product of the Year: Essense
Company of the Year: Qardio
Innovation of the Year: Humanscale
Fitness Tracker of the Year: Digitsole
IoT Wearable Activity Tracker of the Year: Polar