Visible Measures wins 2008 MITX Technology Award!

Visible Measures (my current gig) won an award tonight at the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX) 2008 What’s Next Forum and Technology Awards. We were recognized in the Analytics and Business Intelligence category – the same category that Compete (my old company) was entered in last year.

A lot of great companies were finalists in our category, including Progress Software, salary.com, SiteSpect, and Lexalytics. This was tough competition, which made winning this award all the more sweet. A big shout out to Version 2 Communications as well – we were their guests at the awards.

Visible Measures is an awesome company, with an extremely hard-working highly motvated team. I am extremely proud and humbled to be part of this company.

The MITX event was very nice. There were plenty of opportunities to network with a lot of interesting people doing a lot of cool stuff. It was great to listen to Larry Weber (Chairman of the Board for MITX and founder of W2 Group) host the awards and dispense free advice (“…with 37 offices worldwide – that’s too much overhead…”). MITX honored Amar Bose, who gave a very interesting talk. Bose is legenday – at least in the New England high tech community and particularly within MIT, so hearing him speak live is a privilege.

The only downside to the evening was the fire alarm going off mid-way through the ceremony. This lead to a rather awkward pause in the action while the fire department made sure nothing was wrong.