MADISON, Wis. — April 09, 2014 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader for video content management and webcasting solutions, today announced the finalists for the company’s 10th Enterprise Video Awards, formerly the Rich Media Impact Awards.
Mediasite users nominated organizations for this annual honor of excellence in Mediasite integration into business, education, health and government. This year’s finalists achieved measurable improvements in information accessibility, cost-savings, efficiency and productivity through Mediasite and join more than 160 organizations from around the world that have been recognized since 2005.
Winners will be announced during a special ceremony at Unleash 2014, the Mediasite User Conference April 28-30 in Madison, Wis. All finalists in attendance at Unleash will have the chance to win an annual license of My Mediasite during a drawing. Sonic Foundry will also honor two higher education institutions each with a $2,500 scholarship to award to a worthy student, as well as a one-year license of My Mediasite for their institution’s use.
“This group represents the best examples of how our customers use video to work, learn and communicate more effectively,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president, Sonic Foundry. “They’re not just creating rich media in classrooms and boardrooms anymore, but rather transforming video into the most valuable asset in their institutions, and it’s all being managed, tagged, searched and secured through Mediasite. We’re honored to be a part of these dynamic video initiatives.”
Finalists are listed alphabetically below. View the finalist catalog of videos.
Global Reach Award: Recognizes any successful initiative that connects the international community through video
• Michigan Virtual University
• University of Florida
Innovation Award: Recognizes an organization for outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments in video including automation, room integration, online integration, content creation or pedagogy
• Tilburg University, The Netherlands
• University of the Free State ICT Innovation in School Education, South Africa
Outcomes Award: Recognizes an organization that uses rich media to achieve a measurable ROI in its training, communications or outreach initiatives
• Maastricht University, The Netherlands
• Zorgportaal Rijnmond, The Netherlands
Prolific Use Award: Recognizes an organization that has dramatically scaled its rich video program to achieve broad use across its enterprise, or a large number of presentations or presentation views
• Bloomsburg University
• University of Florida
Rapid Adoption Award: Recognizes an organization for deploying, fostering, advancing and accelerating the adoption of a rich media program
• ABC for Health
• Massey University
Sonic Foundry Video in Education Scholarship: Designed to encourage and enhance students’ higher education experiences through rich media. The winning university develops the criteria to award this scholarship to a worthy student. The student wins $2500 and the winning university will receive a one-year My Mediasite license
• Duke Medicine
Video Maverick Award: Recognizes an individual for his or her tireless efforts to evangelize rich media. Finalists will be selected for championing the adoption and use of video both within and outside of his or her organization, and educating others on using the power of video to inspire, teach and mobilize their communities
• San Antonio College
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