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LR Live!: 2011 Leading Lights Awards Photos

Smile! We have photos from this week's celebration of <i>Light Reading</i>'s 2011 Leading Lights Awards

November 11, 2011

NEW YORK -- The 2011 Leading Lights Awards were handed out earlier this week and here are some photo highlights of the festivities:

Click on the image above to launch the slide show; Click on the arrows above each image to navigate.

The complete Leading Lights winners list can be found online here.

Have a look our other photos from this past week, as well as our gag video, which debuted at the Leading Lights presentation:

  • LR Live!: Photos From Ethernet Expo Americas

  • Photos: The MEF Awards

  • Bleeeep!

Photos by the great Matt Carr/Getty Images. The captions are not his fault.

— The Staff, Light Reading

Sipping ChardonnayCocktail-party smiles. Three SmilesLet's be honest: No one looks this happy at the office. Nervous?Some folks had the pre-show jitters. AlcaLuAlcatel-Lucent picks up two product awards at the show. Hey!Welcome to the show, guys. Larry Likes ItOur mascot says the purple shirt is 'Larry-approved' cocktail attire. West CoastCraig Matsumoto shows us how they throw down on the left coast. Hats OnLight Reading's Dan Jones digs into his notes for instant inspiration. The BossLight Reading's Joe Braue kicks off the evening by announcing that, due to budget concerns, there will be no salad dressing. Achoo!Light Reading's Sarah Reedy (center) was either laughing or sneezing. The HubbardsHeavy Reading's Stan "Etherman" and Luminita "Etherwoman?" Hubbard stop for a quick pic before the show starts. Stirring Things UpLight Reading's Carol Wilson and Cisco's Jim Brady have a drink and a chat. Huh, Wha?Dan Jones (right) can't find the right expression to match the occasion. The BarFramed monkeys are in our editors' performance contract rider. Let Me Tell YouIf ideas were bandwidth, this party was a carrier exchange. Three's CompanyFill up the frame and look happy. Come On"So Ray Le Maistre really is going negative on Lipton Tea." The PartyThe MEF got its name up in lights. Digging OutGenband's Kim Lee listens to Phil Harvey dig himself out of yet another embarrassing overstatement. OvertureOverture President Kevin Sheehan (right) holds a glass of whine. CheersAttendees enjoy a beverage before the Leading Lights. MotoThe folks from Motorola were so friendly and Googly-eyed. Taking StockNorthland Capital Markets' Catharine Trebnick keeps an eye out for good buys. Cisco's TableThey were evaluating the waiters on their quality of service. They couldn't help themselves. Three Wild & Crazy GuysDan Jones (right) is thinking back to when he first heard Miles Davis attempt open-ended jazz improv. Microsoft's SquadLeft to right: Caitlin McCabe, Manish Sood, Melanie Ta, Allen Clark and Keith Barnett. MicrosoftThe folks at Microsoft discuss how they can cloud-enable this whole dinner. Deal MakersDimension Data's Keao Caindec (left) and Dan Mosely celebrate winning the best deal-maker category. Look Behind YouYou never know when something barely amusing will happen. Laugh It UpThe LR team has a good chuckle at our gag reel. PunchyMEF founder Nan Chen has taken a few punches from Light Reading over the years. The Senator from LiptonRay Le Maistre takes the opportunity to announce he's running for Congress. BytemobileDr. Constantine Polychronopoulos accepts the award for Company of the Year (Private). MotorolaMoto execs crowd in for a group shot after getting their Leading Lights trophy. The CTOCiena CTO Stephen Alexander gave the audience some encouraging thoughts when he stood in for CEO Gary Smith during the Light Reading Hall of Fame induction. More MotoIt is funny how all the acceptance speech photos look like the speaker is singing. WinnerCablevision's Stephanie Mitchko accepts an award for Best New Product (Cable). Big RoomCool lighting. LTE, Baby!Verizon's Michael Volgende accepts the Best New Service or App award on behalf of Verizon Wireless. Oh, SnapFlash photography is welcome, if not required. QualcommQualcomm's Ed Knapp accepts the company's trophy for Company of the Year (Public). Cable & WirelessLight Reading Cable's Jeff Baumgartner and Light Reading Mobile's Sarah Reedy looked as sharp in person as they do online. Cough, CoughAh, yes. The red-eyed, cigar-chomping after-party shot. Always good times.

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