2022 CODiE Awards Celebration Shows How Up Close and Personal a Virtual Event Can Be

“Welcome to the 2022 Business Technology CODiE Awards Winner Announcement Celebration!” And with that proclamation on Wednesday, an incredible two-day virtual pomp, romp and crowning of winners took off.

Mind you, even before that, participants could gather with fellow technology leaders in the NewSkyXR rooftop metaverse. SIIA lifetime achievement award winner Feyzi Fatehi discussed his recently published book Democratizing SaaS. And the SIIA policy team was on hand to discuss the issues that matter most to attendees. A Gather Voices video booth captured guests’ red carpet moments.

But the stars of the show were the winners—awarded for the 45 business technology categories and 48 education technology categories represented, including new leadership categories, recognizing individuals and teams. Since 1986, SIIA’s CODiE Awards have honored thousands of software, education, information and media products, leaders and teams for achieving excellence.

Videos from many of the winners added greatly to the celebration. One moment perhaps personified the spirit of the CODiES and showcased virtual at its best. Dreambox Learning won for Best Personalized Learning Solution, and David Woods accepted the award with his two daughters on his lap. “At Dreambox, we strive to deliver trusted, measurable and meaningful results to unlock the learning potential of all students [as he nodded to his daughter].” David and the girls said thank you to the sound of applause.

Special awards included:

Best Overall Business Technology Solution to Honeywell Forge by Honeywell which had the best scores from both rounds of judging of all of the products entered in the business technology categories.

Best Overall Education Solution was awarded to TutorMe, which had the best scores from both rounds of judging of all of the products entered in the education categories.

The Lifetime Achievement Award in Education Technology was presented to David Byer (pictured). “I was driven to come to Washington, D.C., when I was a kid, influenced by the social upheavals of the late ‘6os and early ‘70s,” he said. “Thinking Washington is the place where big things happen, and things needed to change. I’m forever grateful to be a part of that change in the form of educational improvement in the use of technology… We’ve accomplished so much, yet with those accomplishments we see how much further we have to go [as we] emerge from the pandemic. It will take the collective efforts of SIIA and other organizations to tackle [the challenges] head on.”

Other award-winning companies that AM&P Network members might know include (member) TechTarget, BlueConic, Honeywell and Discovery.

SIIA President Jeff Joseph praised the tremendous accomplishments and spirit of all the entrants plus the enthusiasm of the two-day event—not to mention the incredible work by longtime CODiES managing director Jenny Baranowski.

“The 2022 EdTech CODiE Award winners exemplify the outstanding products, services and overall innovation that enables learners of all types to connect with educators and educational materials,” said Joseph. “We are so proud to recognize this year’s honorees—the best of the best—that provide solutions to many of the critical challenges facing learners today—from access and equity, to personalized and tailored learning and beyond. Congratulations to all of this year’s CODiE Award winners!”

Virtual after parties to congratulate winners took place both evenings in the NewSkyXR rooftop metaverse, again allowing visitors to create winner congratulations videos using the Gather Voices platform.

The SIIA CODiE Awards remain the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. All of the nominated products were first reviewed by business technology leaders, including senior executives, analysts, media, consultants, engineers and investors, whose evaluations determined the finalists. Then SIIA members voted on the finalist products, with the scores from both rounds tabulated to select the winners. Winners represent the most innovative and impactful products from technology developers and related technologies.

Details about the winning products can be found here for ed tech and here for business tech.

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