by Nic Plum on Monday 26 September, 2011 - 12:14 GMT
TRAK is a finalist in the 2011 IET Innovation Awards. As the IET say:
The IET Achievement Awards recognise the exceptional achievements of individuals working in the engineering and technology profession, from the well-known scientist to the fledgling engineer.
It was judged under the IET’s Asset Management category. It wasn’t easy to submit since it didn’t easily fit any of the categories against which judging was to be made. This is an all-too typical problem for systems engineering itself, for example under which subject category in a bookshop do you look for systems engineering books?
The IET’s judging criteria for the Asset Management category is:
The judges will look for originality and will place significant emphasis on the contribution made to whole life asset management, risk management and the impact on business performance. Other factors include progress with implementation, integration into the business and the contribution to asset knowledge.
Last Friday (23rd September) the response came back:
I am delighted to inform you that your entry “TRAK - An Open Source Enterprise Architecture Framework”, reference 0383 has been selected as a finalist for the Asset Management category of the IET Innovation Awards 2011.
It was extremely competitive, with over 400 entries to the awards, but the judges felt that your innovation was amongst the best.
The finalists are listed on the IET Innovation Awards website.
Awards will be announced on 9th November at the Intercontinental Hotel in London.
The IET Innovation Awards 2011 will be hosted by Robert Llewellyn, actor, writer and presenter best known for playing the role of ‘Kryten’ in the hit science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf.
We’ve always thought of TRAK as innovative not just in the product and its definition but in the approach and how it is managed. It’s nice to know that people that are independent think this as well!
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