The first annual Kiosk Innovation of the Year Award was presented to Frank Olea, CEO of Olea Kiosks, during an awards ceremony at the ICX Summit. Olea Kiosks won the award for its Verona Healthcare Kiosk.
The ICX Summit is an annual conference devoted to showcasing the innovative ways technology can be used to create transcendent customer experiences.
In presenting Olea the award, Elliot Maras, editor of Kiosk Marketplace, said the Kiosk Innovation of the Year Award was created to honor commitment to excellence and to honor kiosk innovation.
“Last year, we asked our readers to nominate kiosks deserving this recognition,” Maras said. “We reviewed the nominations and came up with 24 we deemed worthy of a final vote by our readers. The readers assigned a numerical score to the 24 ballots.”
Readers nominated kiosks they considered most innovative in eight user categories.
The editorial board then reviewed 40 nominations and selected 24 for readers to vote on. All 24 nominees gave an overview of the project or technology they nominated, including the problem the kiosk addressed and the geographic locations of the deployments.
Kiosk Marketplace was surprised by the number of ballots readers submitted. There were more than 400 ballots that were completely filled out, demonstrating strong reader interest in the contest.
Olea Kiosks took first-place honors in three of the eight categories, and won the “The Kiosk Innovation of the Year” award for grabbing the highest score.
“Olea Kiosks dominated this competition with its nominations,” Maras said. “Our readers judged the nominations very seriously, based on the comments they wrote on their ballots. Olea Kiosks should be very proud of the recognition our readers gave them.”
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