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ChatID and SAP Receive 2012 Vision Awards from the TSIA

Hewlett-Packard, Hold-Free Networks, Kopin, Social Dynamx, and Whodini Take Finalist Positions, Demonstrating Game-Changing Ideas in Technology Services

SAN DIEGO and SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 9, 2012 — The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), the leading association for today’s technology services organizations, today announced ChatID and SAP as winners of the 2012 TSIA Vision Award at the Technology Services World (TSW) 2012 Best Practices conference in Santa Clara, California. Finalists included Hewlett-Packard, Hold-Free Networks, Kopin, Social Dynamx, and Whodini.

The awards were the result of TSIA’s third annual Service Revolutions competition, featuring a series of on-stage demonstrations revealing the latest innovations in technology services—from cutting-edge services new to the market, to start-ups with innovative service models, to the newest advances in service technology, to the latest breakthroughs from the emerging world of service science. Winners were selected by a live audience of industry practitioners along with a panel of expert judges.

The 2012 Vision Awards are based on the theme, “True vision is having the intelligent foresight to define a better, more productive future.” A total of seven companies competed in two categories: Services Practitioner and Services Enabler. One winner was selected in each category. Among the field of five Services Enabler category competitors, ChatID was also voted the Best Startup Company and was awarded a $10,000 cash prize.

“Introduced in 2010 and growing year over year, the TSIA Vision Awards recognize game-changing ideas in technology services that propel the industry ahead and shape emerging trends,” said J.B. Wood, CEO of TSIA. “True innovation takes place on that stage during the competition. Each of these organizations demonstrated compelling technology services advancements. It was an energized atmosphere, and we’re looking forward to hosting this exciting event again next spring.”

TSW events have a strong reputation for delivering a highly relevant and timely program filled with impactful content. More information can be found at More information on the Vision Awards and the Service Revolutions competition can be found at

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The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) is the world's leading organization dedicated to advancing the business of technology and services. Technology services organizations large and small look to TSIA for world-class business frameworks, best practices based on real-world results, detailed performance benchmarking, exceptional peer networking opportunities, and high-profile certification and awards programs. TSIA corporate members represent the world's top technology companies as well as scores of innovative small and mid-size businesses in four major markets: enterprise IT and telecom, consumer technology, healthcare and healthcare IT, and industrial equipment and technology.