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"The standard of submissions was exceptional." Said judging panel Chairman, Keith Barks of CommsWorld. "Selecting just one winner in each category proved most difficult, indeed impossible for the Excellence in Innovation award." The judging panel, which consisted of Allan Horsley, Member, ACA; Ross Monaghan, CEO, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association; Rosemary Sinclair, Managing Director, Australian Telecommunications Users Group; Lynn Canalese, Telecommunications Analyst, JP Morgan; Chris Bennett, Director, Technology Venture Partners; Rebecca Mawson, Commercial Manager, Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand Inc; Geoff Letts, Research Director, The Yankee Group and Shara Evans, Managing Director, Telsyte had their work cut out. However, after many hours of agonising deliberation the judging panel did manage to pare down the shortlist, compiled from votes from industry, to just 11 winners:
Congratulations to all the winners.
The gala dinner, designed as an opportunity for the Australian & New Zealand Telecommunications industry to celebrate the phenomenal innovation and groundbreaking work which had taken place over the last year, went without a hitch. Peter FitzSimons, the renowned columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Awards host, brought just the right amount of suspense and humour to the proceedings.