We’re thrilled to announce that ACTIVE Network ranked number 29 on the 2012 InformationWeek 500—a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S—and won first place in the Information Technology category. The annual list was revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the InformationWeek 500 Conference. Mark Roebke, who heads up our Product Innovation team, was on hand to accept the award.
ACTIVE Network was recognized for our RTP LivePass™ solution, a white-labeled mobile commerce and content platform that helps resorts differentiate themselves in the market and increases conversion and commerce by being as mobile as their guests. The first mobile platform for the ski industry, LivePass answers the question, “What if I could turn my ski pass on?” Prior to LivePass, the industry lacked a solution that truly connected a guest to the ski resort experience, but with LivePass, resorts can deliver a personalized, contextually-relevant experience that is commerce-enabled, location-aware and socially-connected. LivePass users can purchase tickets, gain access to lifts, view resort information, access special deals and stay connected with social networks. In addition, LivePass leverages the GPS capabilities of mobile devices to allow users to track their ski runs, analyze stats and share their experiences with friends.
“Being recognized on the InformationWeek 500 list is a testament to the technical expertise and leadership of our employees here at ACTIVE Network, as well as a tribute to our customers who constantly inspire us to create new and innovative technology,” said Darko Dejanovic, Chief Technology, Product Innovation Officer at ACTIVE Network.
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. InformationWeek Editor In Chief, Rob Preston said, “The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive. What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.”