DSE’s APEX Awards Ceremony and Free Networking Reception Tonight!


DSE 2016 attendees are invited to join industry colleagues for the annual APEX Awards Ceremony, to be held this year as part of the free networking reception at the Las Vegas Convention Center and sponsored by Data Call Technologies, Digital Signage Federation, Google, Peerless-AV and Samsung.

The APEX Awards are designed to recognize and honor achievement in the installation of digital displays and interactive technology and the creation of compelling viewer content. All entries were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality, innovation and other relevant criteria in the following categories:

  1. Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  2. Business and Government Services
  3. Education & Healthcare
  4. Event Venues and Hospitality
  5. Food & Beverage
  6. Immersive Environments
  7. Public Spaces
  8. Retail
  9. Transportation

The judges’ compiled votes determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients in each category. DSE also will present an Apex Installation and Apex Content Award of the Year. This year’s APEX Awards finalists were chosen by an independent panel of 13 industry professionals and named from a field of 155 entrants from 11 countries. As last year, the judges remarked on the outstanding quality of the entries, which reflects not only on the following companies but also on the overall state of excellence in the industry. Each finalist should be proud to be among this distinguished group.

In recognition of the high level of achievement of this year’s APEX Awards nominations, DSE will showcase slides and/or video of each entry as part of a gallery in Booth #321 on the show floor. In the meantime, you can find a complete listing of APEX Award finalists here.

The FREE Networking Reception and APEX Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Hall N2 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Your badge is your entry into the reception and ceremony. See you there!

Independent Panel of APEX Award Judges

The DSE APEX Award judges are comprised of industry experts and journalists, all of whom have long reported on the digital signage sector, have published on the many facets of the industry and are recognized as versant in current industry trends. Judges included:

Jonathan Blackwood, Managing Editor, TechDecisions

Chris Brennaman, Conference Manager, Digital Signage Expo

Mike Cearley, Senior Vice President & Partner, Global Social Strategy & Consumer Engagement, Fleishman-Hillard; Author & Publisher, 11th Screen

Pete Erickson, Vice President, Creative, Screenfeed

Leslie Gallery-Dilworth, FAIA; Former Executive Director, SEGD

Lisa Katz, Vice President, Business Development, Never Without

Maria Kozlova, Art Director, mkgrafix.com

Jason Kushner, Digital Media Editor, DigitalSignageConnection.com

Margot Myers, Director, Global Marketing & Communications, Platt Retail Institute

David Silverman, Editor, Sound & Communications Magazine

Susan Szenasy, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Metropolis Magazine

Florian Vollmer, Chief Experience Officer & Principal, InReality

Daniel Wilkins, Founder & Chief Client Officer, Agency672

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