I’ve heard some positive reviews coming out of the Interactive Customer Experience Association‘s event in Chicago earlier this week – with loads of end-users and supplier/vendors limited to those that had some tie through sponsorship or awards to the event.
If I read the tweets right, it was sold out.
The ICX Association is the new handle and focus, I suppose, for the association formerly known as the Digital Screenmedia Association. Don’t like the name, don’t like the mightily vague, catch-all handle and overly diverse ecosystem, but certain I won’t lose sleep over it.
The event had an Excellence Awards component to it, and some 14 winners in the categories of digital signage, kiosk and self-service, and mobile were handed out at a ceremony up top of the old Sears Tower.
The awards were judged by a panel of 24 industry experts, which is good, as often industry awards get decided upon by small groups of people who probably don’t have the necessary backgrounds or, worse, have vested interests. Two-dozen judges makes that sort of stuff a wash, you’d think.
The 2015 ICX Association Excellence Awards winners:
- Best Corporate Communications Deployment: Digital Signage – Acorda and Téléciné, “Synapse TV”
- Best Digital Out-of-Home Deployment: Kiosk/Self-Service – Verifone Media: VNET In Store
- Best Digital Out-Of-Home Deployment: Mobile – Verifone Media: VNET In Store
- Best Entertainment/Gaming Deployment: Digital Signage – AMC – Allure Global Optimized Digital Menu Board Deployment
- Best Government, Education or Non-Profit Deployment – Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto
- Best Health Care Deployment: Digital Signage – The Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Digital Network
- Best Health Care Deployment: Kiosk/Self-Service – ContextMedia Exam Room Tablet
- Best Restaurant/Foodservice Deployment: Kiosk/Self-Service – Buzztime BEOND Tablet
- Best Retail Deployment: Digital Signage – Toronto Blue Jays Flagship Retail Shop
- Best Retail Deployment: Kiosk/Self-Service – Shell Fuel Rewards Kiosk
- Best Retail Deployment: Mobile – IndoorSPIRIT by SPIRIT NAVIGATION
- Best Travel/Hospitality Deployment – San Francisco International Airport
- Best At-Large Deployment – Leap Motion Enabled Multi-Touch Presentation Tool, RMG Networks
- Best Entertainment/Gaming Deployment: Kiosk/Self-Service – LA Interactive for LA STAPLES Center