Light Reading
There were 16 Leading Lights awards winners this year - see who picked up the trophies.
SlideshowLeading Lights Winners: The Pictures
Light Reading
Slide Shows
Light Reading
6/25/2014
50%
50%

What could be more fun than to network with a few hundred people in a planetarium on the shores of a major lake, have drinks and dinner, and then hand out some awards? Especially when the room is full of sponge footballs that can be thrown at the winners as they pick up their trophies...

So in the name of fun, that's what we did at The Adler Planetarium in Chicago on the evening of June 17, where Light Reading handed out 16 Leading Lights awards, and announced this year's Hall of Fame inductees. (See Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners and Light Reading Hall of Fame 2014.)

To find out who picked up this year's awards, click on the photo below and then work your way through the slideshow. All pictures by Light Reading art director Sasha Babarina.

Best New Product (Telecom)
Ciena senior VP of Product Marketing Rick Dodd (left) battles his way to collect the Best New Product (Telecom) award from Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders (right) as balls of multiple sizes join him on stage. Meanwhile, Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre makes a futile attempt to catch one of the balls in his mouth... Ciena won the award for its WaveLogic Photonics solution.
Ciena senior VP of Product Marketing Rick Dodd (left) battles his way to collect the Best New Product (Telecom) award from Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders (right) as balls of multiple sizes join him on stage. Meanwhile, Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre makes a futile attempt to catch one of the balls in his mouth... Ciena won the award for its WaveLogic Photonics solution.

— The Staff, Light Reading

(4)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Susan Fourtané
50%
50%
Susan Fourtané,
User Rank: Blogger
6/27/2014 | 4:00:26 AM
Re: The balls were great fun but....
Yay, Steve! Do it again in London. :) 

My favourite picture (Pic 9) is the one you are hugging the Invisible Man, who won nothing. Super funny. :D  

-Susan
mendyk
50%
50%
mendyk,
User Rank: Light Sabre
6/25/2014 | 2:30:21 PM
Re: The balls were great fun but....
Maybe next year we replace the balls with dinner rolls, a la the Drones Club. Then again, those may prove to be injurious depending on the quality of the bakery and the elapsed time spent in the breadbasket.
Steve Saunders
0%
100%
Steve Saunders,
User Rank: Blogger
6/25/2014 | 1:43:46 PM
Re: The balls were great fun but....
definitely the most fun I've had at one of these. And, the best audience. 

 

Made me want to do it again! 

 
Ray@LR
0%
100%
Ray@LR,
User Rank: Blogger
6/25/2014 | 1:26:46 PM
The balls were great fun but....
...but not so much fun when they are winging past your head on stage.... glad they were soft...

IT was great fun to hand out the awards and have a laugh too. A good mix.
Flash Poll
From The Founder
It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
LRTV Interviews
From 4G to 5G: Alcatel-Lucent's Dave Geary

11|25|14   |   09:09   |   (1) comment


Dave Geary, President of Wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the evolution of the 4G market, small cells, partnerships, 5G and the IoT.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Building a Secure Telefonica Network With Huawei's High-End Firewall

11|24|14   |   4:37   |   (0) comments


Andrew Davies, IP architect of the Telefonica, a leading digital communications company, discusses the Huawei security gateway solution and putting the solution into the testbed.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Partners with Spirent to Verify CE12816's 10GE Port & TRILL Networking Capabilities

11|24|14   |   2:50   |   (0) comments


Spirent Communications is the world's leading supplier for telecom testing appliances and solutions. Spirent has been in a close partnership with Huawei for a long time.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Saudi Airlines & Its ICT Transformation

11|24|14   |   2:07   |   (0) comments


In this video, Saudi Airlines discusses its network problems and how Huawei's Agile Network is its all-in-one solution.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Agile Switch Benefiting Saudi Arabia's Yamamah Hospital

11|24|14   |   2:40   |   (0) comments


Saudi Arabia's Yamamah Hospital speaks about how Huawei's Agile Switch has improved the medical service's network infrastructure.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
FanPlay & Huawei Build a Wireless Agile Smart Stadium

11|24|14   |   2:13   |   (0) comments


FanPlay is a cloud-based white label service, which is effectively a football fan engagement platform underpinned by mobile payment technology.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Building an Agile Stadium

11|24|14   |   3:54   |   (0) comments


Stadiums may be thousands of tons of concrete and steel, but they now need to be agile. Being at the stadium may not be as alluring as it once was. Sports franchises and stadium operators discuss how to get fans back.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Helps ChinaCache Tackle Challenges in the Internet Industry

11|24|14   |   3:09   |   (0) comments


ChinaCache is China's largest content distribution network supplier. Huawei's CE12800 has provided ChinaCache with very strong support in its establishment of an infrastructure network.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Cefinity on Managed Security Services & Next-Generation Firewall

11|24|14   |   7:05   |   (0) comments


Cefinity is a cloud management service provider in Southeast Asia. Ivan Zhang, CEO of the company, discusses the implementation of security service management in the cloud era.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Agile Gateway in the Eyes of Cefinity

11|24|14   |   2:11   |   (0) comments


Cefinity is a managed service provider for enterprise networks. The company currently uses Huawei's AR series routers for the most complete range of functions. CEO Ivan Zhang speaks about the advantages of the AR series routers.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
CTO of Bus-Online Talks About Huawei's Agile Gateway

11|24|14   |   2:53   |   (0) comments


Bus-Online covers around 100 million users everyday. In addition to providing mobile TV, and advertising services to the public, Bus-Online has also entered the field of mobile Internet.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Amsterdam ArenA as an Agile Campus

11|24|14   |   3:31   |   (0) comments


The Amsterdam ArenA, home of the Ajax soccer team, can be a crowded space. ArenA has partnered with Huawei to work on bringing ample bandwidth to 53,000 people at the same time.
Upcoming Live Events
December 2, 2014, New York City
December 3, 2014, New York City
December 8-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
February 10, 2015, Atlanta, GA
April 14, 2015, New York City, NY
May 6, 2015, McCormick Convention Center, Chicago, IL
May 13-14, 2015, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
Infographics
Irish Telecom outlines the rise of VoIP technology, including its adoption within businesses and their perception of its quality.
Hot Topics
$38.3M: Ain't That a Kik in the SMS
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 11/20/2014
Do You Have a 2020 Vision?
Dennis Mendyk, Vice President of Research, Heavy Reading, 11/21/2014
Net Neutrality Even Mark Cuban Could Love
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/26/2014
Amazon Eyes Ad-Supported Video – NY Post
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 11/25/2014
$35B+ Spectrum Auction Dings Verizon, Shines Dish
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/24/2014
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed