Myriota wins Westpac 200 Businesses of Tomorrow award
11 Apr 2017
Myriota has been selected as one of Westpac’s 200 Businesses of Tomorrow.
The Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow program recognises and supports great Australian businesses today, with a clear vision for tomorrow. The Businesses of Tomorrow were chosen on their potential to shape Australia’s future. Each selected business demonstrated the following qualities to an exceptional degree:
- A track record of delivery
- Clarity of purpose and vision
- Outstanding value to customers
- Capability to meet tomorrow’s challenges
- Adaptability and resilience
- Contribute beyond the business to the community, industry or the economy
Myriota CEO Dr Alex Grant said the award was further recognition of Myriota’s ground breaking technology.
“Myriota provides an ultra low cost narrow band satellite communications service. This means low cost IoT connectivity for industries such as agriculture, mining, utilities and defence is now possible regardless of your location in the world,” Dr Grant said.
“There are predicted to be about 20 billion IoT connected devices by 2020 and a huge number of these will be in remote areas. We made a submission to the Westpac 200 Businesses of Tomorrow judging panel and we are pleased they recognised the potential of our technology and the achievements of our business to date.”
The Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow program had an incredible response from Australian businesses, receiving close to 2,000 applications. The 200 businesses were independently assessed by Deloitte and chosen by a high profile judging panel including: Alison Deans, Director: Westpac, Cochlear, IAG, kikki K; Prof. Chris Styles, Dean, UNSW Business School; David Lindberg, Chief Executive, Westpac Business Bank; Eric Johnston, Editor, Australian Business Review; Lyn Cobley, Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank; Pip Marlow, former Managing Director, Microsoft; and Simon Cant, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Reinventure Group.
The 200 Businesses of Tomorrow will receive recognition, support and access to unique development opportunities with Westpac’s extensive network. The diverse group of businesses from across Australia gathered at a Summit in Sydney on Friday 7 April, to hear inspiring speakers, network, share knowledge, and collaborate on the future of Australian business.
“We would like to thank Westpac for recognising Myriota in the Westpac 200 Businesses of Tomorrow program”, Dr Grant said.