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September 8, 2016
Esri, Audubon Society, Echosec, and Mapillary Take Home Gold and Silver Medals at the Stevie International Business Awards

REDLANDS, Calif.- Global smart-mapping leader Esri and three of its customers were recognized at the 13th Annual International Business Awards (IBA) for exemplary achievement in the workplace.

The International Business Awards, known as the Stevies, is one of the best known international business award programs. Individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations in a variety of categories. The 2016 IBAs received 3,800 entries from more than 60 nations and territories.

2016 winners include:

  • Gold Stevie Company of the Year: The National Audubon Society. Audubon is well known for its use of geographic information systems (GIS) to preserve bird species habitat, but they also use the technology to empower citizen scientists, influence government conservation legislation, and streamline organizational collaboration.
  • Silver Stevie Startup of the Year Echosec. Echosec uses GIS to map locations of public social media posts that can provide crowdsource information for image detection, alerts, geofencing, and real-time streaming to keep communities safe.
  • Silver Stevie Startup of the Year: Mapillary. Mapillary uses street-level imagery to identify geographic locations combined with more than 54 million crowdsourced photos and compiles maps that include formerly undocumented places, allowing people to discover—and uncover—the world virtually.
  • Silver Stevie App of the Year: Esri Survey123. Survey123 simplifies the creation, sharing, and analysis of survey data. Organizations and field workers use Survey123 to streamline the reporting of detailed information, which presents significant cost savings over paper-based workflows.

“We’re proud to serve storied customers like Audubon and to have pioneering organizations like Echosec and Mapillary involved in the Esri Startup Program,” said Esri President and Founder Jack Dangermond. “Processing crowdsourced data and powerful Web maps through ArcGIS Online provides the global community with new perspectives and valuable insight and enables our customers and partners to develop innovative solutions in real time. We’re honored to have been recognized alongside them.”

This year’s Stevie award celebration and presentation is scheduled for October 21, 2016 at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

“This year’s IBA judges were treated to many remarkable and inspiring stories of achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We look forward to sharing many of these stories with people around the world over the coming months with the hope that they will inspire and instruct the next generation of business achievers.”

Details about the International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. As the market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.

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 www.StevieAwards.com.

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