April, 2013 – ktMINE, an intellectual property (IP) data and information services firm has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS awards, for the Outstanding Technology Development award. ktMINE utilizes its expertise and technology to mine data from the global public domain in order to provide the most comprehensive sources for IP information.
Winners will be announced at the CityLIGHTS Awards Gala Thursday, May 9, 2013, in the Great Hall at Union Station in Chicago. The gala attracts more than 700 people – representing 400 organizations – including business owners, investors, legislators and policymakers.
A panel of accomplished judges representing the Who’s Who in Illinois technology reviewed nominations and selected the finalists. Judges hail from major organizations including Microsoft, University of Chicago, New World Ventures, Walgreens, and World Business Chicago. The list of past winners includes GrubHub.com, NAVTEQ, Model Metrics, Carole McCluskey of Coinstar/Redbox, and Braintree, among others.
“ktMINE is immensely proud of this accomplishment and grateful for the opportunity to showcase all that we have worked so hard to achieve,” said David R. Jarczyk, President and CEO of ktMINE. “It is an honor to have been recognized for our innovation and achievements by the judges. We applaud our fellow finalists and look forward to connecting with them on May 9.”
“We are thrilled to host an event where some of the many accomplishments of the local tech industry are recognized,” said ITA President & CEO Fred Hoch. “Technology advancements affect every company, no matter the product or the industry. The need for companies to leverage the efficiencies offered through these new tools has never been more important, especially as they look to grow, attract and retain talent, and gain visibility. TheAwards Gala is a celebration of the companies developing the technology and the companies utilizing it.”
Public voting is open from April 8–22, 2013. Winners will be determined by composite score (50 percent judges; 50 percent community voting) in all categories except the CityLIGHTS Award, which is determined solely by the ITA Board of Directors. Votes can be submitted through end of day on April 22, 2013.