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Leading Lights Awards Winners Photo Call

The annual Leading Lights awards party had a full house on October 1, when more than 220 industry executives descended upon The OUT Hotel in New York City to mingle, enjoy cocktails and dinner, be witness to the first public viewing of Light Reading: The Movie, and then find out who this year's winners were. (See Light Reading: The Movie, Leading Lights Soiree Snaps and Leading Lights Happy Hour.)

The names of the winners and their products and services are already known -- see Light Reading Announces 2013 Leading Lights Winners -- but who looked most pleased to be picking up an award? Start the acceptance photos slide show by clicking on the picture below. All photos were captured by Jenna Bascom, a freelance photographer.

Michael Sauer (right), Head of the Americas at Reliance Globalcom, picks up the Most Innovative Enterprise Service award on behalf of his colleagues at Reliance Communications, which won for its Connect Prime service. Light Reading brand director Stephen Saunders (left) was on hand to congratulate Reliance.
Michael Sauer (right), Head of the Americas at Reliance Globalcom, picks up the Most Innovative Enterprise Service award on behalf of his colleagues at Reliance Communications, which won for its Connect Prime service. Light Reading brand director Stephen Saunders (left) was on hand to congratulate Reliance.

Missing from our winners' photo call was FreedomPop, which won the Most Innovative 4G Service award. FreedomPop was in the midst of its latest launch, so CEO Stephen Stokols accepted the award with a video message. (See FreedomPop Phones It In (for Free), FreedomPoP Launches 'Free' VoIP Phone Service, and 5 Rules to Disrupt a $200B US Mobile Market.)

— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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albreznick 10/10/2013 | 6:00:40 PM
Re: Great turn-out and not a chicken suit in sight Too bad Steve didn't stay in his chicken suit longer, Ray. Then it would have been even more fun to see thre looks on the LL winners' faces. It was a great night for all. Even those who didn't win looked pretty pleased too. 
[email protected] 10/10/2013 | 12:14:13 PM
Great turn-out and not a chicken suit in sight Fortunately, by the time we came to presentthe awards, Steve had managed to switch from his chicken suit to, well, a regular suit  (and for those that don't know what I am talking aboiut, see this 

http://www.lightreading.com/ethernet-and-sdn-expo/leading-lights-soiree-snaps/d/d-id/705936?image_number=4

and Light Reading: The Movie

http://www.lightreading.com/video.asp?section_id=153&doc_id=705954

 

The whole evening was a blast... and the awards well deserved.
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