Nominations Sought for Awards Honoring Innovative ATM and Mobile Payments Technology for Financial Institutions

Networld Media Group is accepting nominations for its first annual awards presentation in conjunction with the ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit.

Networld Media Group is accepting nominations for its first annual awards presentation in conjunction with the ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit, which is to be held on Sept. 9-11 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

The three award categories are:

Most Innovative Financial Institution
Most Innovative ATM Technology
Most Innovative Mobile Technology

Judges for the awards will include the editors of and, as well as respected industry analysts and consultants.

Nominations may be submitted online and are open until July 31. Winners will be notified by Aug. 10 and will be honored Sept. 10 at an awards dinner at The Terrace at 101 Constitution.

“We’re looking for the most unique, innovative and pioneering financial institutions and technology providers whose products are having the most impact on consumers and the ATM and mobile payments space,” said Tom Harper, CEO of Networld Media Group. “We look forward to honoring and celebrating the best of the best.”

The ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit is a partnership between Networld Media Group and the Electronic Funds Transfer Association (EFTA) and is sponsored by the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) and MasterCard.

The event will feature about 30 speakers, including representatives from organizations like Elan Financial Services, Euromonitor International, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, First Data, JPMorgan Chase, MIT, Norton Rose Fulbright, Point Breeze Credit Union, The Wall Street Journal and several government agencies, regulators and attorneys.

The Summit was created specifically for financial institutions, payment companies, analyst and legal firms, processors, card networks, security firms, large retailers and ATM deployers. Registration is now open and early-bird pricing is in effect until Friday, Aug. 7.


Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company specializing in digital media, associations and events in the mobile, self-service, digital signage, retail, food service and financial services industries. Online properties include,,,,,,,, and The company produces executive summits in the fast casual, retail, ATM and mobile payments industries. Its custom media division develops Web sites, premium content and marketing services for associations such as the ATM Industry Association, the Electronic Funds Transfer Association and the ICX Association.


Imprivata OneSign Named #1 for Single Sign-on in the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards Report

Lexington, Mass. (PRWEB) February 13, 2013

Imprivata, the leader in data security of health care, today announced that KLAS, a leading independent research firm for the healthcare industry, Imprivata OneSign appointed ® sole leader of his sign-on category as a “2012 Top 20 Best in KLAS Award: Software & amp; amp; Services” Report, December 2012 *. This prestigious recognition reinforces the position of Imprivata SSO as the first provider to hospitals and the market leader category.

“Imprivata is honored to have our customers recognize our role KLAS by allowing clinicians to focus on patient care by eliminating barriers to adoption caused by the regulations of security and confidentiality of technology” said Ed Gaudet, Chief Marketing Officer at Imprivata. “We remain committed to providing security solutions advanced IT healthcare that give clinicians the time that can be spent back quality of care. Receive this recognition from KLAS for the third time is a direct reflection of this development and world-class products and services provided by engineering, support and customer success teams of Imprivata. “

The “2012 Top 20 Best in KLAS Award: Software & amp; amp; Services “report is an overview of performance evaluations for vendors offering software, professional services, and medical equipment to the healthcare industry. Team rankings in the report are determined solely by the active participation of users and the feedback from thousands of healthcare organizations. According to the KLAS report, as a leader in its class, Imprivata has excelled in its market segment and demonstrated leadership in working with customers to solve problems and expectations match with reality.

consistent leadership in the Imprivata SSO category is supported not only by the three annual reports KLAS who appointed Imprivata a category leader in the segment, but OneSign® Imprivata Single Sign-On is exclusively endorsed by American Hospital Association (AHA) “nofollow” and received a “Strong Positive” rating by Gartner for Enterprise Single Sign-On. Currently 1,300 health care organizations and more than two million caregivers Imprivata OneSign rely on for quick and secure access to electronic health records (EHR) and other applications in health care systems.

* © 2012 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve the delivery of health care by enabling providers to be heard and be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, systems and infrastructure to provide timely reports, trends and statistical tables. Research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst to improve supplier performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of experience in healthcare information technology. Follow KLAS on Twitter at http: // www / KLASresearch .

About Imprivata

Imprivata, the leader in data security of health care, enables secure access and collaboration for two million healthcare users worldwide. As the # 1 independent provider of solutions to identify itself and single access management for healthcare and other regulated industries, Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and recognized by Gartner and KLAS. Hospitals in the Trust Company to secure their patient information now offers Imprivata CorText ™ first nofollow solution of the free health care industry, HIPAA text messaging designed for physicians and nurses. Headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, Imprivata serves 1,300 hospitals in partnership with over 200 EMR and technology infrastructure vendors around the world. For more information, please visit http: // www .

All Imprivata products are trademarks of Imprivata, Inc. in the US and other countries. All other product names or company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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Play MPE and RockSTAR Music Corp. To Host ‘The Quintessential VIP Juno Awards Party’

Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) February 20, 2009

Destiny Media Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: DSNY), the global leader in the secure distribution of pre-release music to radio ( and provider of instant play streaming media, and RockSTAR Music Corp., an international record label and artist management company, will be hosting ‘The Quintessential VIP Juno Awards Party’.

On March 28th, the night prior to the CTV televised broadcast of ‘The 2009 Juno Awards’ live at General Motors Place stadium, the Canadian music industry celebrates at the exclusive ‘Juno Gala Awards Dinner’. A private, ticketed event, this dazzling evening of celebration, dinner and awards takes place at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. 32 Juno Awards ( ) will be handed out in different categories.

After the dinner, select VIP’s, dignitaries, celebrities and other special guests will attend ‘The Quintessential VIP Juno Awards Party’, sponsored by Play MPE® and RockSTAR Music Corp. Just steps from the Westin Bayshore Hotel in the exclusive downtown neighbourhood of Coal Harbour sits Vancouver’s premier restaurant, the Lift Bar and Grill, which rises out of the Pacific ocean on timber pilings.

The restaurant, which will be closed to the public for this exclusive event, will be a star studded red carpet gala featuring Hollywood search lights, a vanity wall where stars can pose for Press and Paparazzi, complementary food and drink, with the ‘who’s who’ of the entertainment world. Select guests will have access to the stunning rooftop deck, featuring casual seating around 5 star fire pits, overlooking the Stanley Park peninsula.

The world renowned Lift Bar and Grill restaurant ( is located literally ‘in’ Burrard Inlet, providing one of the most spectacular visual locations in Vancouver. Views include a snow capped mountain range on the other side of the inlet, the Stanley Park rainforests, and yachts and seaplanes entering the marina.

Staff from Play MPE® and RockSTAR Music will be available to take requests for VIP invitations at the Royal York Hotel during ‘The 2009 Canadian Music Week’ ( ), March 11-14.

RockSTAR was one of the earliest Canadian users of the Play MPE® system, switching from a competing company in early 2007 to get the higher audio quality and better network and features Play MPE® offers.

Michael Hektoen, RockSTAR President explained “The Play MPE® system is the global standard for music distribution. It’s the perfect platform to break new Canadian artists before exposing them to the global music market.”

Adam H, RockSTAR Executive VP adds “We know Canadian radio and we know what Canadian radio wants and needs. That’s world class music and technology, and a world class party. See you there!”

About Destiny Media Technologies:

Destiny ( is a media solutions company which provides secure distribution and instant play streaming media tools that the world’s largest media companies, ad agencies, market research companies and leading labels including: Universal Music Group, EMI, Warner Music Group, Sony BMG and others use to distribute their audio and video content on the Internet. Products include Play MPE® ( and Clipstream® ( ).

About Rockstar Music Corp.

RockSTAR Music Corp. is a Vancouver Canada based international music company operating a record label, artist management, radio promotion – multi media marketing, recording studio and digital distribution aggregator with its own direct iTunes distribution. RockSTAR Music Corp. is one of Canada’s hottest production teams behind the big hits from Juno Nominated & Canadian Radio Music Award Winner, Elise Estrada; Jahfus & Ray J.; Li Hyori; BoA; Live On Arrival; Dija; Sy’Rai; Rosette; and ‘The 2009 Canadian Music Hall Of Fame’ inductees, Loverboy

Party Contact:

Joe Schmo

Executive RockSTAR Party Czar

416 939 0545

Media Contact:

John Gammack

VP Operations Destiny Media Technologies

604 609 7736 x252


Graphcom Awarded Two Silver Davey Awards

(PRWEB) November 05, 2014

Graphcom, Inc., a solutions-based marketing firm, has been awarded two 2014 Silver Davey Awards by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Graphcom was recognized for the June/July 2013 cover of Frederick Gorilla magazine, which Graphcom produces entirely in house, from story planning to design to distribution. Graphcom’s website design for Heartly House of Frederick’s 2013 “Affair of the Heart” event also received a silver Davey Award.

“It means a tremendous amount to our firm to take home two Davey Awards honoring creative achievement,” says Troy Dean, director of the Graphcom Creative division. “We pride ourselves in intelligent, out-of-the-box thinking that gets results for our clients.” Dean noted this year’s Davey Awards received nearly 4,000 entries from across the U.S. and around the world, making Graphcom’s recognitions even more impressive.

“Once again we are thrilled with the recognition our creative division is receiving,” says Graphcom President Matt Livelsberger. “We have pulled together a dynamic team of experts who work tirelessly to serve our clients and the community at large.”

The Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts who are dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

About Graphcom

Founded in 1982, Graphcom is a full-service communications and marketing firm located in Gettysburg, Pa. The organization includes a creative agency (Graphcom Creative), a signage division (Signs by Graphcom), a publishing division (Graphcom Publishing), a digital flags and scenic effects division (Field and Floor FX), as well as a full-service commercial printing division with G7 Master Printer certification. Learn more about Graphcom’s services at

About The Davey Awards:

The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity—the finest small firms, agencies, and companies in the world. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock—the sort of thing small firms do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids” who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller firms, where firms compete with their peers to win the recognition they deserve. Visit for more information.

Michalis Michael of DigitalMR – makes final shortlist for the 2011 NGMR Disruptive Innovation Awards

London, UK (PRWEB) October 29, 2011

Ahead of The Market Research Event (TMRE), the Next Gen Market Research board has announced its shortlist of finalists among the 10 individuals and 15 companies for its 2011 NGMR Disruptive Innovation Awards. (Click here to view the article)

Michalis Michael, founder & managing director of DigitalMR was named as a finalist among individuals who have demonstrated a pioneering approach to innovation within market research. The winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony during The Market Research Event, on the 8th of November.

About DigitalMR

DigitalMR is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to web based market research. It specialises in utilising social media research and sophisticated technology platforms to enhance its business consulting approach. DigitalMR combines Active Web Listening and Private Online Communities for co-creation with traditional online research techniques to help companies listen to, understand and engage with their customers.

It’s solutions also include ad-hoc quantitative and qualitative research online, with expertise in customer segmentation, customer loyalty, online focus groups, video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography.

The agency operates in affiliation with international market research company MASMI and has offices in London, UK; Nicosia, Cyprus, and Columbus, Ohio, in the US.

About Michalis Michael

Michalis Michael is the founder and Managing Director of London and Nicosia headquartered DigitalMR Ltd, the first holistic Digital Market Research Specialist. His particular expertise entails social media research and marketing strategy.

Primarily focusing on social media research, Michalis has worked with numerous blue chip multinational corporations at headquarters, regional and local country levels, including P&G, Nestle, Coca Cola, Novartis, Citigroup and Saxo Bank. Michalis has extensive experience in financial services, FMCG, retail, healthcare, telecoms and automotive industries.

Michalis is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and received their International Legacy Award in 2005. He also sits on the YPO International Education Committee. He is a member of the board of Mentoring AG, a Greek consulting company, and MASMI UK, a multinational research organisation.

An aerospace engineer by academic background, Michalis has been in marketing research consulting since 1991. He has lived and worked in numerous countries since then, including the Middle East, Central & Eastern Europe, Germany, USA and now in the UK. He received his business training at Harvard Business School and London Business School.


Blue Frog Books of Howell, MI Wins “Best New Retail Business in Livingston County” in the People’s Choice Awards Held by the Livingston County Press and Argus

Howell, MI (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

The newly opened independent bookstore has made a name for itself by offering different types of events featuring local authors, musicians, poets and photographers. On any given weekend you will be sure to find something to attend at Blue Frog Books. They also offer Story Time for the kids, Writing Workshops for budding authors, thousands of titles in-stock, millions of titles available to special order, and a level of service that is hard for larger retailers to compete with.

Blue Frog Books also offers photographic services including scanning of images from pictures, film, or slides, photo restoration, digital corrective artwork, creative project help, custom design of cards, invitations, collages, and signage, large format printing on canvas, art paper, photo paper and adhesive backed material. Blue Frog gives its customers a place to take their precious images when quality and accountability matter. Another thing the big box stores have forgotten about.

The idea is simple, try to make a place where the customers matter and are a growing part of the equation. Whether it be curating the book selections or bringing in a new sideline or photo service. Owner Penny Coleman has been quoted saying, “It’s a conversation, not just a transaction,” offering a real idea of what you can expect when you walk through the door of the “Best New Retail Business” in Livingston County.    

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