ZeroLight has been named the winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for the ‘Best New Product/Service of the Year - Software - Cloud Application/Service' category in The 13th Annual International Business Awards today, the highest accolade in this category.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy on 21 October.
The award recognizes the outstanding achievement of ZeroLight's Cloud-based 3D web configurator, the first of its kind, delivering a high-quality 5 million polygon car model in real-time with extremely low latency. Users can digitally explore and configure their vehicle from the entire range of options before purchase on any connected device, worldwide. All rendering is carried out in the Cloud and delivered via an interactive video stream, removing the hardware requirements of the customer's device. Such technology ensures consistent, compelling and engaging experiences across all touch points with unlimited reach. Implemented by Audi AG across the entire A4 range on their German website, the technology has delivered a 66% increase in user engagement levels vs traditional 2D solutions, demonstrating significant upsell potential and increased satisfaction ratings.
ZeroLight is an ISV and AWS Technology Partner. Its proprietary technology combines with AWS infrastructure to formulate the revolutionary online proposition.
This year saw over 3,800 applications from organizations worldwide. ZeroLight's Cloud technology was noted by the judges for its quality, innovation, relevance and ability to drive brand activation in the modern market.
"VR - Auto configuration is extremely hard to accomplish on websites. The Audi sample provided in the attachments is superior to any other product on the marketplace today in NA or Europe."
"The cloud solution provided by the company proves to the be first, and best car configurator for the industry. It moves the car retail industry away from the outdated and exhausted mode to an advanced process that benefits both the sellers and the buyers. It is truly remarkable and truly innovative."
"What innovation! It not only applies to the product, but recognizing the need for this product."
"We're extremely proud to be recognized by the IBA's for our cloud innovation. It's a real testament to the talent we have working at our studio that we can deliver such a high caliber solution that's making waves throughout the industry. Our pioneering real-time technology has produced critically acclaimed commercial applications that have transformed automotive retail. With the Cloud, we can deliver the same innovation online to a global audience, fundamentally changing the way the world buys cars." - François de Bodinat, CMO, ZeroLight.
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.
The International Business Awards are the world's premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - are eligible to submit nominations. The 2016 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.
ZeroLight is the market leading omnichannel visualisation platform for the automotive industry. Pioneering real-time 3D solutions for retail, online and asset creation; ZeroLight empowers OEMs to sell smarter and engage customers with interactive product experiences that enhance the buying process. For more information about the company, go to: zerolight.com
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at StevieAwards.com.
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