MEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Technology Innovation Award

MEMA Extends Deadline for Technology Innovation Award

Companies now have until Aug. 18 to apply.

The Business Technology Council (BTC), a council under MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, announced that the deadline to apply for its Technology Innovation Award has been extended to Friday, Aug. 18.

The award recognizes technology-solution/service providers that introduce innovations that support, enhance and/or advance aftermarket processes.

Technology innovations must support one of the BTC’s areas of focus. These types of technologies can include:

  • Customer-Facing Technologies – Cataloging and product data, EDI/e-commerce, mobile, web services, e-tailing, RFID, QR codes, bar codes, POS data, data warehouses, S&OP
  • Information Technologies – Cyber and network security, big data, BI, data analytics, cloud computing, IT outsourcing, ERP, MES, CRM

After the application-submission deadline, finalists will be notified on Aug. 31. The finalists then will present their innovations during the BTC fall meeting on Sept. 18, and BTC members will vote on the winner.

The winner of the award will be announced at the 2023 Technology Conference, Oct. 8-12 in Atlanta.

Past winners of the award include Dorman’s “Where to Buy” platform (2022), VizSeek’s Visual Search (2021) and OptiCat’s Automated Loadsheets (2020).

“We have received an incredible response so far for the Technology Innovation Award and wanted to ensure everyone had ample time to get their applications in,” said Chris Gardner, senior vice president of Programs & Technology at MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, about the decision to extend the application deadline. “We look forward to reviewing the applications and recognizing the top innovation.”

To apply, visit the MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers website.

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