SIIA NextGen Awards

SIIA’s NextGen Awards were presented to innovative companies from defined sectors within the technology arena defined by the SIIA. This unique program provided an opportunity for the nominees to validate their place in the market, gain access to industry leaders and receive expert advice along the way. Submissions were evaluated based on the guidelines set out by the awards program criteria.

Judging Process

Each qualifying nominee presented a brief demo to the selection committee during a live virtual event. Based on the judge’s combined scores, winners were selected in each sector along with selections for Most Innovative and Most Disruptive companies.

2015 NextGen Winners


Most Disruptive and Overall Winner


KoolSpan is the leading provider of robust, cross-platform, end-to-end communication security on mobile devices and desktop phones. KoolSpan supports Android, iPhone and BlackBerry phones and offers both software and hardware solutions. KoolSpan’s security and privacy solutions address the growing threat of loss or theft of intellectual property, vital information and proprietary assets. Customers include government organizations and enterprises in over 60 countries worldwide. KoolSpan is FIPS 140-2 certified and has 21 issued patents with dozens more pending. KoolSpan is a privately held and based in Bethesda, Md. For more information, visit, follow KoolSpan on Twitter @KoolSpan1.

Most Innovative

Red Lambda

Red Lambda is an award-winning cybersecurity technology company. The company’s flagship solution, MetaGrid, is an advanced, software-based cybersecurity system designed to help organizations gain unprecedented visibility and insight into their systems and networks, empowering them to deploy preemptive strategies to detect threats rapidly and put cybercriminals on defense.


Waratek makes enterprise apps more secure. Waratek AppSecurity for Java and Waratek Locker provide transparent, runtime application self-protection in datacenter and cloud environments, respectively. The company was chosen as the Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2015, is a SWIFT Innotribe Top Global Innovator and FinTech Innovation Lab winner. Waratek is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with subsidiaries in New York and London, and offices in Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul. For further information please visit

Relationship Intelligence

Most Innovative & Overall Winner


Conversica is the leading provider of lead engagement software for marketing, inside sales and sales organizations. Presented as a customized online persona, the application automatically contacts, engages, nurtures, qualifies and follows up with leads via natural, two-way email conversations until the lead converts into an opportunity or opts out. Used by more than 7,500 sales representatives worldwide, Conversica maximizes sales opportunities by optimizing sales team productivity and has helped create more than US$7.6 billion in sales revenue. Conversica is a portfolio company of Kennet Partners and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

Most Disruptive

HG Data

HG Data is the global leader in competitive intelligence for installed technologies. The world’s largest technology companies, the fastest-growing start-ups, and some of the most innovative OEM partners achieve an unfair advantage by using HG Data in building market analysis, competitive displacement, predictive modelling, marketing campaigns, and client retention initiatives. Every day, HG Data indexes more than one billion unstructured documents across the open Internet, the archived Web and offline resources to produce a detailed, accurate—and growing—census of B2B technology installations in use at companies globally. Indexed resources include content such as social media, case studies, press releases, blog postings, government documents, content libraries, technical support forums, website source code, and job postings. Founded in 2010, the company is based in Santa Barbara, California, USA.


Most Innovative & Overall Winner

People Power

Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company with a proud legacy in mobility and green technology. People Power Company offers the Internet of Things FabrUX software, which enables manufacturers and service providers to quickly launch products and services using ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power’s intuitive consumer app, Presence, not only transforms spare smart devices into wireless video cameras for added security, but also expands to control modern smart homes and connect smart communities.

Most Disruptive


Totango is the leader in customer success and user engagement for cloud apps. The company helps SaaS vendors and online subscription services take a data-driven approach to reducing churn and driving customer success, product adoption, and trial conversion. Totango monitors customer behavior and usage in applications — along with critical relationship data from CRM, billing, and other systems — to generate insights on customer health and engagement. The company’s platform combines big data analytics with powerful segmentation and predictive tools to guide vendors in taking the right actions with each customer to create an active, engaged user base.

2014 Winners