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Certain, Inc. Selected as 2012 AlwaysOn Global 250 WinnerPrestigious Recognition as a Global Technology Innovator for Second Year in a Row (July 16, 2012)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/16/12 -- Certain, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS technology solutions for the global meetings and events industry, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners for a second year in a row. This annual list recognizes the most promising private companies across cloud, digital media, mobile and other Internet-based technology sectors. Inclusion signifies leadership among industry peers, as well as innovative approaches and technologies that are likely to shift existing markets and disrupt entrenched players.
Winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. Certain, Inc. was chosen by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe during a rigorous three-month selection process by the editorial team based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
"Certain is thrilled to be included in the AlwaysOn Global 250 again, and to be among so many leading-edge companies who have made the list," said Peter Micciche, CEO of Certain, Inc. "Being selected for a second consecutive year means that Certain is proving its established leadership. We are committed to developing and delivering the most innovative and relevant SaaS technology solutions for the global meetings and events industry, particularly as mobile trends continue to shape the marketplace, and this tells us the market is responding positively."
"This year's AlwaysOn Global 250 companies have been at the forefront of the recent surge in on-demand and mobile innovation. Given their technology breakthroughs and unique approaches -- coupled with massive smartphone and tablet adoption -- the opportunities for this year's winners are unlimited," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "The 2012 AO Global 250 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we've seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley."
Certain's innovative software solutions maximize business value and event ROI by providing a collaborative platform covering all aspects of the event lifecycle: planning, promotion, execution, and optimization. Certain solutions also leverage on-demand technologies such as mobile and virtual in real time, driving unmatched interaction amongst all participants and meeting today's industry needs for on-the-go access to information and enhanced attendee engagement.
This year saw Certain's release of Match2Connect, an appointment-matching component of its technology platform facilitating interaction, connection and relationships through pre-scheduled, one-to-one meetings at events. Certain continues to lead the way as an innovative company with its 'Sizzlin' Summer' thought leadership series providing a look at best-in-class performance in meetings management for to drive engagement and event ROI. The series, to be held in Silicon Valley, CA, and New York, NY, will include findings based on a new Aberdeen Group report titled,"Strategic Meetings Management: A Handbook of Emerging Strategies for the Next Generation of Meeting and Events Management."
For more information on Certain's Sizzlin' Summer series, visit: http://www.certain.com/system/profile/web/index.cfm?PKWebId=0x373940b341
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.
A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2012-AlwaysOn-Global-250-Top-Private-Companies
About Certain, Inc.
Certain, Inc.® is the leading provider of SaaS event management technology for the global meetings and events industry. Certain's innovative solutions deliver streamlined processes, reduced expenses, greater return on investments, and improved overall business value to marketers and event professionals. The Certain, Inc. platform supports a full range of events -- from small meetings and educational sessions, to large conferences and world events. Headquartered in San Francisco, Certain has operations and sales offices in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Please visit www.certain.com.
Kulesa Faul for Certain Software
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