Following on from our Queens Award for innovation win earlier this year we are excited to make another announcement about SciChart.
SciChart has been honoured by receiving Highly Commended in the Lloyds National Business Awards in the Innovation Category, securing a close fought Second Place!
The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards are the flagship awards programme that recognises and rewards excellence across all sectors in the UK. The awards have a range of categories suited for business competing over various aspects.
SciChart entered the Innovation category to showcase our cutting-edge technologies that bring big-data, real-time charting to Windows, iOS & Android Platforms. We went through a rigorous multistage process including presenting live to a panel of UK Business leaders. Earlier this year we made the announcement that we were a finalist and would be attending the awards event in November 2019.
This Award recognises the company that successfully applies any form of innovation, celebrating the ideas that have had the greatest impact on an organisation, company or industry.
The Highly Commended status was only afforded in limited categories for outstanding candidates where the competition was especially fierce. SciChart was honoured to be highlighted in this way, demonstrating the impact that our Software makes across sectors.
During the awards process we had to give a presentation to a panel of tech business leaders & Ceos, including Richard Harris, CEO of Ensygnia, Simon Devonshire OBE, and Alan Rubenstein, former Chief Executive of Pension Protection fund.
A key part of our pitch was how SciChart makes Impossible Projects Possible: the innovations that we ourselves have carried out have in turn inspired innovations around the world.
SciChart demonstrated our novel and innovative approach to data visualisation. Through our initial proposal and live presentation to tech leaders including we showcased our rendering technology, highlighting the impossible projects made possible with SciChart. Key to our pitch was our new cross platform rendering engine Visual XcceleratorTM. This world first for the data visualisation sector was picked up by judges who excelled in their field who then felt it necessary to highlight SciChart with the Highly Commended title. Importantly, the process of entering the award gave us the opportunity to investigate our product, customers and successes to determine where SciChart excelled, tying into our future roadmap.
A key part of our pitch was how SciChart makes Impossible Projects Possible: the innovations that we ourselves have carried out have in turn inspired innovations around the world. From cutting-edge big-data cancer research, to treating Parkinson’s using mobile devices, from Formula One racing to finance and trading. SciChart is used by thousands of customers across industry sectors to visualise big-data: millions, or even billions of data-points in real-time.
The process of preparing for the award yielded some surprising figures discovered during the application. Some of these facts we didn’t even know ourselves, but show the power & flexibility of our charting software.
Stats & figures include:
You’ll notice there’s a lot of top or leading companies there and we believe that SciChart is helping these companies to make impossible projects possible, being the cutting edge in their visualisation needs and giving them the competitive edge they need to win.
The award ceremony was attended by representatives of SciChart at Grosvenor house London on 12th November 2019.
The award ceremony was pretty impressive with a keynote speech by Astronaut Tim Peake, talking about his training & time on the International Space Station.
Although we were not winners this time, we were proud to be listed alongside industry giants and receive second place in a seriously high-brow national innovation award. Receiving the title of Highly Commended cements our position as an innovative, industry leader in graphics and visualisation, providing the world’s fastest chart controls on Windows, as well as hardware-accelerated 2D & 3D chart controls on mobile platforms.
In short, we pledge to continue innovating and making the impossible possible, so that you can make cutting-edge innovative applications which impact the world in a positive way with SciChart.