It was an incredible two days in NYC (Oct. 4&5) as we witnessed 56 new
products, services, and features debut on the big stage. Of 56 live
demos, there were a few slow connections, an occasional timeout, a
missed download or two, and a few lost seconds waiting for mobile
screens to refresh, but only one that we had to completely restart. So, overall it went very smoothly.
And the packed house had a great time, found a number of things they could take back to their own companies, and made some great connections (at least that’s what they told me anyway).
the end of each day, attendees voted on three “Best of Show” demos from
the 28 just seen. Then, at the end of the conference, we ranked
all 56 companies based on this audience vote (see notes). The top seven were named Best of Show.
Every company that presented was named Best of Show by some portion of the audience. But the ones that ended on top are as follows (in alphabetic order):
Congratulations! And thanks to everyone that presented, sponsored, attended and followed the #finovate tweets. If I ever recover, I look forward to writing more about where this is all headed.
Notes on methodology:
Only audience members not associated with demoing companies
were eligible to vote. Finovate employees did not vote.
2. Because a different number of ballots was cast each day, we ranked the demos based on the percentage of ballots voting for each presenter.
3. The exact written instructions given attendees:
rate (the companies) on the basis of demo quality and potential impact
of the innovation they demoed. PLEASE CIRCLE ONLY THREE”